By Jay Zawaski-
Wednesday night, NHL Senior VP of Hockey Operations and Player Safety Brendan Shanahan announced that Blackhawks’ forward Daniel Carcillo will be suspended for seven games for his hit on Edmonton defenseman Tom Gilbert.
In the suspension video, Shanahan clearly explains why the decision was reached, including the facts that Carcillo was a repeat offender, and that Gilbert was injured on the play.
The length of the suspension may not matter however, as Carcillo’s days with the Blackhawks could be numbered. Many are speculating that the injury he suffered on the hit in question could end his season, and it’s doubtful the Hawks would bring him back knowing he’d already miss the first seven games of next season.