Players suspended or fined by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety or Hockey Operations during the 2022-23 season:


OffenderTeamDateGmsRulePenaltyLost SalaryDetails
Melanson, JacobSEA9/26/222*Ill. Ck. To HeadMatch$0.00Article
Doty, JacobLAK9/28/222*Interference5+GM$0.00Article
Kuznetsov, EvgenyWSH10/18/221High-Sticking2:00$42,162.16Article
Rasmussen, MichaelDET10/27/222High-Sticking2:00$15,783.78Article
Tkachuk, MatthewFLA11/5/222High-StickingNone$102,702.70Article
Anderson, JoshMTL11/5/222Boarding5+GM$59,459.46Article

* Preseason games


Petry, JeffPIT9/27/22$5,000 Roughing2:00Article
Carcone, MichaelARI10/4/22$2,027RoughingNoneArticle
Romanov, AlexanderNYI10/8/22$5,000Charging2:00Article
Nurse, DarnellEDM10/12/22$5,000Interference2:00Article
Dellandrea, TyDAL10/29/22$2,333.33Goaltender Interferece2:00Article

Suspensions do not include players suspended for off-ice violations, including violations of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.




Repeat Offenders

A repeat offender is one who has been suspended for a second offense within 18 months of the previous offense. Repeat offender status only applies to the way fines and salary forfeiture is calculated. All disciplinary history is considered when determining a player’s suspension.

Repeat offenders’ lost salary amounts are calculated based on the number of games in a season: [(salary/82)*suspension length].  Others are calculated based on the days in a season: [(salary/195)*suspension length].


Fines: Hearing not required if less than $5,000; phone hearing if over $5,000. (This is often why Player Safety lists the ‘maximum fine’ as $5,000 — they can go higher, but not without a formal hearing.)

Suspensions: Phone hearing required if up to five games; suspensions of six games or more require an in-person hearing be offered. If a player waives his right to an in-person hearing, he may still receive a suspension of six games or more via phone hearing.


Fines and Salary Forfeitures

Fines can be up to 50% of a player’s daily salary (salary/195). Fines may not exceed $10,000 for a first offense and $15,000 for a second offense within a 12-month period.


Evolution of a Suspension

A look inside the NHL Department of Player Safety’s process: