Filling in for Arron Asham in game number one

For those that remember last year’s “epic fail” series between the Flyers and the Penguins last year, recall the aftermath of the Game Three bloodbath. Arron Asham was suspended for four games following his intent to injure Brayden Schenn. The Penguins played three more games that series, before bowing out to the Flyers in six. That leaves one game remaining on Asham’s…

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Thank you Shanny?

Brendan Shanahan may have done the Rangers a huge favour by suspending Brandon Prust for game four. In the past few years no team has better utilized an ‘us against the world’ mentality better than the NFL’s New York Giants. Consistently written off by the media, the Giants used that apparent lack of respect and turned it into a huge…

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Options to replace Prust tonight

Whether you agree with the suspension or not, Brandon Prust will not be playing in tonight’s Game 4 against the Devils. With the opportunity to build a two game lead, the Rangers will be without one of their warriors and top penalty killers. It’s a blow, but not a blow that can’t be overcome. Unlike with Carl Hagelin, the Rangers…

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Brandon Prust receives 1 Game Suspension

According to Tom Gulitti (Devils beat writer for The Record), Brandon Prust has received a 1 game suspension for his hit on Anton Volchenkov during yesterday’s game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Once Shanaban posts his suspension video explaining his reasoning, we will be sure to link it here. To be honest, I expected a one game suspension out of…

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Getting by without Hagelin

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past week, you know that Carl Hagelin was suspended (questionably) for 3 games for elbowing Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson in the head during game 2 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.  Due to this turn of events, the Rangers have lost a key cog in their top line, and one…

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Hagelin suspended three games, Carkner gets only one.

Per Bob McKenzie, Carl Hagelin has been suspended for three games for his hit on Daniel Alfredsson in Game 2 of the Rangers/Senators conference quarterfinal.  Here is Brendan Shanahan’s video explanation.   Update: Per NHL.com, Carkner has only been suspended for one game. Here is Shannys video for Carkner.

Deveaux Suspended Three Games

Darren Dreger tweets that Andre Deveaux has been suspended three games for his elbow to the head of Florida’s Tomas Fleischmann Wednesday night. With the way the Rangers schedule sits, Deveaux will be unavailable for the Rangers until December 1, when the Rangers take on the Carolina Hurricanes. Deveaux will miss today’s game against Washington, tomorrow’s game against Philadelphia, and…

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Cooke Suspended Two Games

Yes, I’m late on this. It was Thanksgiving weekend, and I was busy. Matt Cooke was suspended two games for his blatant blindside hit to the head of forward Artem Anisimov. This suspension means that Cooke will be sitting tonight. Good to see that Ryan Callahan stuck up for Anisimov. Where was Brashear?

Wolfpack Suspends Arnason

As per Steve Zipay, the Hartford Wolfpack have suspended C Tyler Arnason. Details of the suspension are not readily available right now. Arnason was signed to a one-year, two-way contract. He is making $100,000 playing with Hartford, but would make $700,000 if he clears waivers and plays for the Rangers, which is highly unlikely (contract details courtesy of CapGeek).

Glencross Suspended Three Games

Curtis Glencross was suspended by the NHL for three games in response to his blindside hit to the head on Ranger captain Chris Drury. Someone still should have decked him.