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Gudas suspended six games by the NHL

Flyers defenseman to miss opening week of season for incident against Bruins' Czarnik

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers /

From the NHL Press Release:

NEW YORK (Oct. 10, 2016) - Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas has been suspended for six games for interference against Boston Bruins forward Austin Czarnik during NHL Preseason Game No. 96 in Boston on Saturday, Oct. 8, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 5:47 of the third period. Gudas was assessed a minor penalty for boarding.

Gudas is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. For a full explanation of the decision, please see video from the NHL below...

Gudas appeared in three preseason games for the Flyers, going scoreless, recording four shots on goal and recording 26 penalty minutes.

He was originally selected to the Czech Republic for the World Cup Tournament but withdrew due to an upper-body injury just prior to Flyers training camp.

The 26-year-old recorded five goals and 14 points (9a) in 76 games last season, his first with the Flyers. He led the team, and ranked second overall in the NHL, with 304 hits, while also finishing second on the team with 157 blocked shots.

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