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April 3, 2010 1:01 AM

Thrashers' Armstrong suspended for two games

The NHL decided that this hit in question will cause Colby Armstrong to sit for two games. I think it's the right decision and reinforces the fact that you can't hit your opponent in the head without suffering the consequences. It will be interesting going forward to see if the Colin Campbell wheel of just will spin equally in cases where the league stars like Crosby or Ovechkin are involved?
TORONTO - Atlanta Thrashers forward Colby Armstrong has been suspended for two games, without pay, for using his elbow to deliver a blow to the head of Washington Capitals forward Mathieu Perreault in NHL game #1152 last night. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Armstrong will forfeit $24,870.47. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. Armstrong was assessed no penalty for the hit, which occurred 12:40 into the second period. Perreault was injured on the play but returned later in the game. Armstrong will miss Saturday's game at Pittsburgh and Tuesday's home game vs. New Jersey. He will be eligible to return April 9 at Washington.

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