We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
SHARE

NHL reduces Coyotes forward Park Bissonnette's suspension from 10 games to 3 games

Saturday, 09.28.2013 / 7:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


NHL reduces Coyotes forward Park Bissonnette's suspension from 10 games to 3 games

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL reduced Phoenix Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette's suspension for leaving the bench to join an altercation from 10 regular-season games to three Saturday

In a Sept. 13 preseason game against Los Angeles, Bissonnette was assessed a game misconduct under Rule 70.6, an infraction that calls for an automatic suspension for 10 regular-season games.

The NHL said that during the appeal process, video evidence not available to the league at the time of the assessment of the suspension was reviewed. The league said the new evidence, although not conclusive, supported Bissonnette's contention that he took the ice legally to substitute for Max Domi. However, Domi remained on the ice and joined the altercation.

Bissonnette has five goals and 287 penalty minutes in 163 career NHL games. In 28 games last season, he had six assists and 36 penalty minutes.

Quote of the Day

He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers