Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Marco Scandella Suspended Two Games for Hit on Nelson

On the same day that the Minnesota Wild learned they'd be losing defenseman Keith Ballard indefinitely, they lost defenseman Marco Scandella for two games because of a hit to the head on Islanders' center Brock Nelson (see video above).

Scandella was fined just ten days (and three games) ago for a similar hit on T.J. Oshie (see below).

Scandella's hit on Nelson isn't as clear-cut in our opinion, but the fact that his latest head check came just ten days after his very obvious hit to the head on Oshie caused the NHL to nip his behavior in the bud on Wednesday.

Scandella, who signed a five-year, $20 million deal earlier this season, was fined $2,755 for his hit on Oshie, but his pocketbook will be hit harder this time: