Wisniewski gets two games for stupidity (updated)


The NHL suspended the Islanders’ James Wisniewski two games for his lewd gesture toward Sean Avery Monday. Surprisingly, the NHL did not find reason to suspend Avery.

Remember, this Wisniewski is a guy who was suspended eight games for a vicious hit last March.

Here’s the AP story on the suspension:

NEW YORK (AP)  — The NHL has suspended Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski two games for an obscene gesture he made toward Sean Avery.

The NHL says Wisniewski will sit out games at Washington on Wednesday and at Pittsburgh on Friday for his actions during Monday’s 6-4 victory over the Rangers.

The league announced the penalty on Tuesday.

During a stoppage of play in the first period, Wisniewski and Avery chirped at each other. Wisniewski then made a gesture with his hand, directed at Avery. Wisniewski said he didn’t remember making a gesture, but video of the incident was on the YouTube website before the game was over.


Here’s the official release from the NHL:

Defenseman Forfeits $79,268.30 in Salary

TORONTO (October 12, 2010) — New York Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski has been suspended for two games and will forfeit $79,268.30 in salary for directing an inappropriate gesture toward New York Rangers player Sean Avery during NHL game #28 on October 11. The incident occurred during a stoppage of play in the first period. 

        Wisniewski, who was suspended for eight games on March 17, 2010, is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Accordingly, he forfeits his salary based on the number of games in the season (82), rather than the number of days (186). The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund. 

        Wisniewski will miss the Islanders’ next two games — Oct. 13 at Washington and Oct. 15 at Pittsburgh. He is eligible to return Oct. 16 against Colorado.

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  1. I knew I’d get Carp’d tonight on that update!

    he doesn’t remember!!! LMAO! thanks to deja that video was up 5 minutes after it happened! I know cause I saw it (um, don’t ask me how I knew to look….)

    man up dude! you didn’t do it just once but made sure you made your point!

    repost from carpage:
    I don’t think I could hate him at this point on another team, I’d just be really sad if he left, and honestly probably wouldn’t watch those games against us. The Rangers would understand, obviously, and know how to play him, but I don’t think I’d enjoy it every much.

    case in point: when beezer got traded I couldn’t watch those. didn’t have it in me to root against him. That trade killed me.

  2. I’m old enough to remember when giving someone the finger was a shocking act never seen on tv. Thank you Wisniewski for lowering our standards even more.

  3. Wisniewski said he didn’t remember making a gesture


    he doesn’t remember because working with his mouth is second nature to him :)

    sorry…i just had to.

  4. this was too good that it needed to be


    damn, just remembered. i need to get back to work.

  5. Heyyyy, only one can be carped! And I had the honor of being carped last!!

    I gotta admit, I didnt have a problem with what Wiz did. I found it quite amusing, and in the interest of honesty, I would have died laughing if Avery did it. I would have celebrated Avery for doing it.

    Let’s get real, there are kids in the crowd. However, is the action that Wiz did any worse than the curse words thrown around by the players/coaches?

  6. I’m not so sure the schmuck deserves the whole new post. Milbury certainly didn’t deserve that many comments on the previous thread. Mako (where is he) came up with the best description of Milbury, but I can’t use it here anymore. You know, the kids…

  7. it didn’t seem to work
    so here it is again, for the first time
    (i think yogi berra said that, or should have…)

    October 12th, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    mike milbury…he made a career out of fighting guys loike don murdoch and (tough but small) eddie johnstone….he looks like the kid in class who would “tell on you”

    i just loved the eddie johnstone description and felt it needed un-Carped.

  8. It IS surprising that Avery didn’t get suspended for just being within 10 feet of the gesture.

    So the guy can’t remember what he did and the team is allowing him to play? If I were them, I’d be wondering if he had a concussion or some sort of amnesisa.

    (yes, that was sarcasm there)

  9. if emj2348
    is still around the other carped comment he mentioned
    dealt with the size of the attendance last night and how much longer the nhl will keep the isles there or let wang take ’em elsewhere

    well, the nhl went way out its way to keep the penguins in pittsburgh so it’s hard to ’em doing anything different on long island.

  10. Surprisingly, the NHL did not find reason to suspend Avery.

    lmao. comment of the week for sure!

  11. James, I agree….:)

    sorry ilb, I gotta go plotz. mama needs to rest up for her big night of fun on Friday :) you gonna show???

  12. oh, to be able to afford to lose $80 grand for being an idiot. tough life. loser…..

    OK, TA!

  13. Sally,

    Kind of random, but disregarding the small chance that I take my talents to south beach at UMiami,what clothing would I bring to UBuffalo?

  14. wow!!!! they did NOT EVEN MENTION the suspension.
    did the whole segment on the buffalo suspension.

    imagine if that had been Avery suspended…….not too hard to think of how they’d be tut-tutting away at the horror, the horror of it all.

  15. jpg, depending on what time the suspension was announced and what time the Vs show is broadcast live or recorded ahead of time would determine if the incident could be included. It’s typical for organizations to hold a negative or detrimental announcement until a time when the media coverage would be adversely affected.

  16. wicky (Our D belongs in MAMBY PAMBY VILLE!!!!) on

    what is even more ridiculous is the fact tha Hjalmarsson actually got suspended for that hit 2 games. 2 GAMES!!!!!! Are you kidding me? What a joke!!!. What a candy assen league!!!!!

    Pansification in full effect!!!!!!

  17. He should have been suspended 2 games just for insulting everyone’s intelligence by saying he didn’t remember doing it.
    CR9 was probably locked in his room today replaying it over and over again.

  18. it’s a LIVE BROADCAST!!! it’s a suspension. they didn’t even mention it as something that they’ll discuss later in the broadcast. amazing!

  19. Tom Foolery – What the Hartnell is that supposed to mean? I saw deja’s video once and havent seen it again.

  20. wicky (Our D belongs in MAMBY PAMBY VILLE!!!!) on

    back to work, later assens!!

    Thanks for the all caps earlier!!!

  21. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Rangers rule !!!" ...says Greg L. on

    Damien Cox pointed out today that the NY Islanders are the worst team in the NHL. If they do not get a new building by 2015 the club will have to relocate. With Yashing and Witt buyouts hurting the club ,having no fans attend games …The Azzlanders are on thier way out.

    NJ Devils had 15 players dressed for yesterdays game . Talk about pathetic. The team signs Kovalshmuck then can’t afford to dress a full roster!!!?? What A discrace!!! Fat Marty is even fatter and KovalchuMp is useless!!!

    The Rangers are head over heels above those two stuiped clubs. We may have lost to the lowly azzlanders but that result wont be too often.

  22. I’m just messing with you, CR9.

    Here’s hoping Captain Pizza earns half his salary this year. That would be an improvement.

  23. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Rangers rule !!!" ...says Greg L. on

    The only way Drury earns his pay? Well we have to look at what makes a players a 7.5 million dollar guy . Drury size is kind of a bad thing but when ya got a guy like Martin St.Louis then maybe a guy really small can be worth 7.5 mil. Drury need to score like St.louis and maybe lead the league in PK goals. Drury could lead the league in OT goals or be a core player in the shoot out. That would help him EARN his pay. Basicly any way you look at it , if Drury does not score 50 goals this year..he is a bust.

  24. Greg, I’d be thrilled if he plays like a $3.5 mil player. That’s all I want at this point.

  25. Wings-Avs game is good, going to the Rangers-Avs game next Monday. I have a feeling the Avs are going to eat the slower Rangers D alive.

  26. So Wiz gets a 2 day suspension when that rule is not outlined in the NHL rulebook.

    Are we forgetting something else that is in the rulebook?

    How about Avery getting struck before the game? I guess there can only be one infraction in a game?

  27. I gotta say, Western teams are a lot faster than the East. I think the Pens even with their talent would be an average team.

  28. J - Fire Sather on

    The saddest part in my mind is that he gets paid more to play in one game, than I make in an entire year.

  29. We’re not really going to complain about the salaries of athletes, are we?

    I am a firm advocate of athletes/celebrities receiving the exorbitant salaries that they do.

    CCCP – You hartnelling tetchy bastage!! You didnt get first post on the Rangers/Isles game post! Our loss is your fault! You better get it next game! :)

  30. CCCP – Tetchy is my new favorite word thanks to you! No, you have to get first post every game post to assure us of victory!

  31. wicky (Our D belongs in MAMBY PAMBY VILLE!!!!) on

    glad you liked them, they can be a handful at times. Ah, don’t bring up the headbutt please, still kills us!!!

    Just realized, if the NHL moves a team back to Quebec (I hope they do) and it is the fishies I’m going to have to root for them…..bleh!

    I think the devs dressing less than a full roster is a disgrace and I honestly think the NHL should give them an deadline to be player compliant! Makes the whole league look like a joke!!!

  32. jpg

    You should have been at the Civic Center, Bruins against Whalers when Milbury got knocked cold with one punch by Kevin
    Dineen. His team mates had to help him off the ice. Dineen was about the size of….oh…..a bit larger than Nigel Dawes.

  33. Good morning all! No posts since 2:35? Is something wrong here? Did the world end and nobody tell me??

  34. And I found this one from LB twitter. He knows how to describe things, lol:

    “Lets just stipulate that Milbury is among the last people who should be taken seriously talking about what is/isnt good for image of league”

  35. Good morning ilb! phew…hey, I gotta get in early :)

    Hate to agree with Brooks, but that was a good one. The other guy is an idiot.

    ilb, don’t tease me about Friday!

  36. Joekuh - Bloodsport!!! on

    Avery didn’t get suspended. That’s reason enough to think the world’s tipping over!

  37. Ah. Glad to see everyone’s up and about. enjoy the bagel ORR….I gotta do what wicky says…..see ya later!

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