NHL ban Senators star for illegal head shot

Published Add your comment

Football News

Ottawa Senators defenceman Jared Cowen has received a two-game NHL ban for an illegal head shot on Buffalo Sabres star Zemgus Girgensons, reports NHL.com.

The 22-year-old Canadian struck Girgensons in the head late in the third period of Ottawa's game at the First Niagara Center on Tuesday, and will now miss Thursday's meeting with Buffalo as well as Saturday's clash against Los Angeles.

Cowen will forfeit $31,794.88 as a result of the suspension, which came despite the fact that no penalty was called on the play at the time. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Girgensons - who later scored the shootout winner for the Sabres - was not injured in the incident, and that played a factor in the punishment decision, made by NHL vice-president of player safety Brendan Shanahan, as did Cowen's relative lack of a disciplinary history.

Watch footage of Cowen's check to the head of Zemgus Girgensons in the video above, and have your say if you think it's a fair punishment in the comment box at the bottom of the article!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms

Ottawa Senators

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NHL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again