Jets: Mark Scheifele suspended four games for struck on Jake Evans.
Hours after the hit, Scheifele was arranged for a phone hearing with the Department of Player Safety, indicating that he was dealing with a maximum suspension of 5 games.
The Jets forward argued that he maintained momentum to make a protective play to prevent the objective. The department determined that Scheifele was not seeking to play the puck and was rather opting for a “predatory hit” on Evans.
” This is a player who has actually taken a trip a substantial range, is moving with exceptional speed and is totally knowledgeable about his momentum, who chooses to charge into a susceptible challenger with a high, predatory hit that causes an injury,” the Department of Player Safety says in their video describing Scheifeles suspension.
Evans is out indefinitely due to a concussion. Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme said that Evans avoided a trip to the health center and felt much better on Thursday morning, per the Canadiens official Twitter account.
With this suspension, Scheifele will not have the ability to go back to the ice up until Game 6 of this series. That is, if the series lasts that long.
Winnipegs Mark Scheifele has actually been suspended for four video games for Charging Montreals Jake Evans. https://t.co/MhMHK55lmC.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) June 4, 2021.
To anybody downplaying the hit,.
The NHLs department of player safety, who we can never rely on, just suspended Mark Scheifele for possibly the remainder of the season for the Jets. Just FYI https://t.co/stiVilpdAe.
— Mike Cratty (@Mike_Cratty) June 4, 2021.
EDMONTON, AB – FEBRUARY 17: Mark Scheifele # 55 of the Winnipeg Jets skates against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on February 17, 2021 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images).
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Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele has actually been suspended four-games for charging Montreal Canadiens center Jake Evans.
Winnipeg Jets center Mark Schiefele was the talk of Game 1 versus the Montreal Canadiens due to his dangerous act in the closing seconds of the contest. As Canadiens center Jake Evans scored an empty net goal, Schiefele raced down the ice and struck him high in the head, forcing him to be stretchered off the ice.
On Thursday, the NHLs Department of Player Safety laid down the law, as they suspended Scheifele 4 games for charging Evans. Twitter users reacted to the news of the Jets star missing a considerable amount of time this series due to his hazardous and reckless hit on Evans.
The finest punishment would be making Mark Scheifele watch while his team gets removed. #GHG.
— Matt Drake (@DrakeMT) June 4, 2021.
Mark Scheifele has been suspended for 4 video games! A justified quantity of video games for an unclean hit that didnt require to take place!
— Chris Bonura (@cbonura11) June 4, 2021.
Mark Scheifele gon na serve the last video game of his suspension in October
— Evan (@Shattenkirk) June 4, 2021.