The Flyers’ Randy Jones was suspended two games for his hit-from-behind on Boston’s Patrice Bergeron.
The statement from Colin Campbell:
“While it is my determination that Jones did not intend to injure his opponent, he did deliver a hard check to a player who was in a vulnerable position. There have been suggestions by some that this hit was comparable to incidents earlier this season where players received significant game suspensions for blows to the head. These comparisons and suggestions are wrong.”
This doesn’t have any direct relevance to the Rangers, but it’s worth asking if the suspension would have been worse if Bergeron was seriously injured (thankfully, he wasn’t), or if it should have been. I think yes on both fronts.