NHL suspends Garbutt, Lowry for separate incidents
Ryan Garbutt, pictured, was handed a two-game suspension for kneeing Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall on Tuesday.
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) -
The National Hockey League handed down a pair of suspensions on Thanksgiving, one to a member of an American-based club and one to a member of a Canadian franchise.
Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt was handed a two-game suspension for kneeing Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall on Tuesday. As a repeat offender, Garbutt was penalized financially based on his average annual salary, and will forfeit $43,902.44.
Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry was handed a one-game ban after boarding Buffalo Sabres winger Patrick Kaleta on Wednesday. Lowry was given a major and a game misconduct for his actions. Lowry will hand over $4,453.41 in salary as well.
Time running out for Sharks' McLellan
Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
At first glance, the San Jose Sharks appear to be a mildly disappointing team this season, but the club's record doesn't tell the whole story.
With over a quarter of the regular season in the books, the Sharks are 10-9-4 and within striking distance of a playoff spot in the highly competitive Western Conference. But, after the way the 2014 playoffs ended for San Jose, that may not be enough to save Todd McLellan's head coaching job.