Sabres' Larsson suspended for two games.

February 2, 2018

(WGR 550) - Johan Larsson has been suspended two games by the NHL for his cross check to the face of Florida’s Vincent Trocheck.

The suspension could’ve been longer, but Larsson had never been fined or suspended in the past.

Larsson received a match penalty for the hit. The Department of Player Safety said that in his hearing, Larsson argued that he was not aiming for Trocheck’s head. The NHL acknowledged that the stick did ride up Trocheck’s shoulder pad, but it rode up and made solid contact with Trocheck’s head.

The Department of Player Safety said players are responsible for their stick at all times.

Here is the video released by the NHL: