Skip to main content

Gerber gets 3-game suspension

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

TORONTO (AP) -Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Martin Gerber received an automatic three-game suspension from the NHL on Wednesday for abusing referee Mike Leggo.

Gerber was tossed with 56 seconds remaining in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Washington Capitals after he pushed Leggo and shot a puck in his direction.

The actions violated rule 41.4, which calls for an automatic suspension.

Gerber was upset after Brooks Laich's goal made it 2-2. The Capitals forward stuffed the puck under Gerber, prompting the Toronto goalie to protest.

Gerber will miss Friday's game at Buffalo, March 28 against Boston and April 1 against Philadelphia. He's eligible to return April 3 when the Leafs visit the Flyers.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.