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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Suspension facts

By ESPN Stats and Information

Rene Bourque (5 games) of the Flames and Dan Carcillo (7 games) of the Blackhawks were each suspended for on-ice incidents in recent games. Both have been suspended for the 2nd time this season. Bourque and Carcillo join Raffi Torres, Patrick Kaleta and Andy Sutton as players who have been fined and/or suspended for multiple incidents this season.

Bourque’s suspension is the 11th time this season a player has been fined or suspended for a hit to the head. Carcillo’s was the 7th for a boarding incident, but just the 2nd that resulted in a suspension.

Most Common Suspension with Reason, This Season
Hit to head, 11

Hit from behind, 8

Boarding, 7

High sticking, 4

Charging, 4

The Cost



Bourque’s is the 4th incident by a Flames player which has resulted in a fine/suspension, tied with the Sabres for the most in the NHL. Carcillo owns both of the Blackhawks reasons for fine/suspensions this season.

Bourque will lose $203,252.05 in salary based on his suspension. He forfeits salary based on the number of games in the season because he’s a repeat offender. It’s the 3rd-highest amount of money lost because of a suspension this season. The Sutton and Wisniewski suspensions listed above are the 2 incidents which saw the most salary lost.

That brings the total games suspended for on-ice incidents during preseason/regular season to 96

The total money lost is $1,673,259.82.