Ryan Suter Suspended Two Games For Hit On Steve Downie


Shortly after the Minnesota Wild’s 7-2 drubbing at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced that Ryan Suter would have a hearing Wednesday for elbowing Penguins forward Steve Downie in the head. This evening the DoPS announced that the NHL is suspended Suter for two games.

Here’s a look at the hit:

Downie didn’t return to the game. It’s always better to play it safe, but it was probably especially easy to keep him in the locker room since the Wild weren’t in this game for the last 52 minutes of it. It sounds like Downie may be clear of a concussion, as he hit the ice with the rest of his time on Wednesday. Good to see him not having any issues from that hit.

Suter, who has never been suspended in his career, talked about the incident following the game.

Here’s the DoPS’ suspension video: