NEW YORK -– Columbus Blue Jackets’ defenseman James Wisniewski has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing and the completion of a review by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for an incident that occurred in Friday night’s preseason game in St. Paul, NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan announced today.
Wisniewski received a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head of Minnesota forward Cal Clutterbuck 20:00 into the third period.
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs