Minnesota Wild forward Mike Rupp has been suspended four games for an illegal hit to the head of the Sl. Louis Blues’ T.J. Oshie. Rupp was given a match-penalty on the play. Referees for the game were Jean Hebert (#15) and Dennis LaRue (#14).
Wild coach Darryl Sydor said Minny wasn't trying to "send message" with Rupp hit on Oshie. "We didn't mark anybody." #MvsW
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) April 11, 2014
Oshie did not return to the game. He also missed the Blues’ 3-0 loss to the Dallas Stars on Friday night and is day-to-day for the Blues’ regular season finale game on Sunday against the Detroit Red Wings.
Minnesota Wild forward Mike Rupp has been suspended for four games, without pay, for a late illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie during NHL Game No. 1201 in Minnesota on Thursday, April 10, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The suspension includes the Wild’s final regular-season game and first three Stanley Cup Playoff games.
The incident occurred at 10:30 of the second period. Rupp was assessed a match penalty for attempt to injure.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Rupp will forfeit $7,692.31. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
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