Golden Knights Forward Chandler Stephenson Suspended Three Games

  • April 01, 2021, 02:11 PM
  • Dominic Lavoie
Golden Knights Forward Chandler Stephenson Suspended Three Games Photo by Lucas Peltier Chandler Stephenson on the ice Wednesday night against the LA Kings. Stephenson was suspended 3 games, after an elbow hit led to a game misconduct call against him, and a 5 minute major penalty.
Vegas Golden Knights forward Chandler Stephenson has been suspended three games for elbowing Los Angeles Kings defenseman Tobias Björnfot Wednesday night.

The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Thursday afternoon that Golden Knights forward Chandler Stephenson has been suspended three games, following his ejection from Wednesday night’s contest against the Los Angeles Kings.

Stephenson was assessed a five minute major penalty and a game misconduct for elbowing King’s defenseman Tobias Björnfot. Björnfot left the ice with an undisclosed injury and did not return to the game. 

“It looked like the right call,” Golden Knights Head Coach Pete DeBoer said in a postgame press conference Wednesday night. “I wasn’t going to argue with their decision at ice level.”

Stephenson has had no prior disciplinary history in his 241 NHL games played. 

Stephenson will begin his suspension Thursday night, where the Golden Knights will take on the Minnesota Wild in the final game of their four game homestand. Stephenson will miss the second game of the two game series against Minnesota, as well as missing the first of a two game road trip in St. Louis on April 5.

 

Dominic Lavoie

Share:

Review:


Comments (0)

Adding comment means accepting the rules and regulations. Vulgar, offensive content that violates the rules and regulations will be removed.

By submitting comments, you accept the rules and regulations of the portal. (company name) located  in (city) is the administrator of your personal data for purposes related to the use of the website. According to law, providing personal data is voluntary, the User has the right to access their data at all times and correct them.

other