The NHL has handed down its ruling on Brendan Lemieux, suspending him for the first two games of the play-in round.
#NHL announces that New York Rangers forward Brendan Lemieux is suspended two qualifying games for interference on Colorado Avalanche forward Joonas Donskoi on March 11: https://t.co/fR4MAIwJjX#TSNHockey pic.twitter.com/odduqlXxc7
— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) July 20, 2020
Lemieux was suspended for his hit on Joonas Donskoi. This was a very dirty hit, and honestly two games is a little light.
Just an unbelievably dirty hit by Brendan Lemieux. Awful pic.twitter.com/6fntzFI1Hm
— Fitz (@FitzGSN_) March 12, 2020
This creates an opening in the bottom-six for someone like Vitali Kravtsov to potentially impress and steal a spot.