San Jose, CA–Today the Sharks organization received the news that defenseman Brad Stuart has been suspended for his illegal elbow check to the head against New York Rangers forward Rick Nash.
Stuart made his return last night after missing the last three games due to an undisclosed injury that also kept out of action during the majority of training camp and preseason.
During last night contest against the Rangers, Brad Stuart was given a two minute minor penalty for elbowing New York’s forward in the early stages of games first period. The elbow check that Nash got from Stuart, had kept him out of commission for the majority of the tilt.
Brandon Shanahan Department of Player Safety decided to give Stuart a three game suspension. The three games that Stuart will be missing during that time are, Thursday’s contest against Vancouver, Saturday’s matchup against the Ottawa Senators, which is a home game, and finally, the October 15th tilt vs. the St. Louis Blues.
To see the video explanation of the leagues decision, click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=455148&lang=en
In accordance to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Brad Stuart will be forced to surrender $55,384.62 of his 2013-2014 NHL Salary. The money that Stuart looses, will be going to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Brad Stuart is eligible to make his return on October 17th when the Sharks take on the Dallas Stars in Dallas, TX.
Ryan Bayer Bay Sport Report Sharks Reporter @81Bayer
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