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Friday, October 12, 2007
NHL's longest suspensions

A look at the NHL's longest suspensions for on-ice incidents.

(* – Bertuzzi missed the final 13 regular-season games and the playoffs, but the banishment was extended to 17 months and prevented him from playing anywhere during the NHL lockout; x – games served before suspension extended to one year; y – incident occurred during the Stanley Cup playoffs; z – incident occurred during the Stanley Cup playoffs, suspension carried over to eight games of the regular season).

25 10-12-07 Jesse Boulerice, PHI Cross-checking Ryan Kesler (VAN) in face with stick
25 3-08-07 Chris Simon, NYI Hit Ryan Hollweg (NYR) in face with stick
x-23 2-23-00 Marty McSorley, Bos. Slash to the head of Donald Brashear (VAN)
23 9-19-00 Gordie Dwyer, TB Abuse of officials
y-21 4-28-93 Dale Hunter, Was. Hitting from behind of Pierre Turgeon (NYI)
20 9-28-07 Steve Downie, PHI Hit Dean McAmmond (OTT)
*-20 3-8-04 Todd Bertuzzi, VAN Punch to head of Steve Moore (COL)
20 1-4-01 Brad May, PHO Slash to head of Steve Heinze (CBJ)
20 10-30-83 Tom Lysiak, Chi. Abuse of linesman
15 2-9-94 Tony Granato, LA Slashing Neil Wilkinson (CHI)
15 10-26-87 Dave Brown, PHI Cross-checking Tomas Sandstrom (NYR)
15 10-25-78 Wilf Paiement, COL Stick swinging, Dennis Polonich (DET)
13 9-21-69 Ted Green, BOS Stick swinging
12 2-12-99 Brantt Myhres, SJ Hitting player on bench/dangerous blow to head, Mattias Norstrom (LA)
12 11-23-98 Matt Johnson, LA Deliberately injuring, Jeff Beukeboom (NYR)
12 5-11-89 Ron Hextall, PHI Fighting, Chris Chelios (MON)
12 10-30-88 David Shaw, NYR High-sticking, Mario Lemieux (PIT)
11 2-9-2001 Owen Nolan, SJ Elbow to head, Grant Marshall (DAL)
z-11 5-4-01 Tie Domi, TOR Elbow to head, Scott Niedermayer (NJ)
One month 9-21-69 Wayne Maki, STL Stick swinging, Ted Green (BOS)
One month 12-12-33 Eddie Shore, BOS Hitting from behind, Ace Bailey, (TOR)
10 1-13-82 Jimmy Mann, Winnepeg Sucker-punching Paul Gardner (PIT)
10 10-5-99 Ruslan Salei, ANA Checking from behind, Mike Modano (DAL)
10 3-21-00 Scott Niedermayer, NJ Stick to helmet, Peter Worrell (FLA)