Players suspended or fined by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety or Hockey Operations during the 2023-24 season:


OffenderTeamDateGmsRulePenaltyLost SalaryDetails
Kaliyev, ArthurLAK10/3/234 (2*+2)Kneeing2:00$9,314.24Article
Howden, BrettVGK10/10/232Ill. Check to HeadMatch$19,761.67Article
Andersson, RasmusCGY10/20/234Charging5:00+GM$94,791.67Article
Clifton, ConnorBUF10/27/232Ill. Check to HeadMatch$34,722.22Article
McAvoy, CharlieBOS10/30/234Ill. Check to HeadMatch$197,916.68Article
Mangiapane, AndrewCGY11/4/231Cross-CheckingMatch$30,208.33Article

* Preseason games


Danault, PhilipLAK10/11/23$5,000.00SlashingNoneArticle
Hathaway, GarnetPHI10/12/23$5,000.00Kneeing2:00Article
Barzal, MathewNYI11/4/23$5,000.00High-Sticking2:00Article
Colton, RossCOL11/7/23$5,000.00Cross-Checking5+GMArticle
Draisaitl, LeonEDM11/13/23$5,000.00Dangerous Trip2:00Article

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.