Dustin Brown suspended two games, Kings recall Tyler Toffoli

Following a play along the boards Thursday night, there were questions about a hit from Dustin Brown that knocked Jason Pominville out of the game between the Kings and Wild.

Depending on your point of view, LA’s captain was either responding to a check he was about to receive from Pominville or he threw an illegal elbow at the conclusion of the hit, which took place with 9:56 left in the second period in Minnesota.

Regardless, Brown was summoned by the NHL Department of Player Safety earlier today for a disciplinary hearing (by phone) for elbowing and the NHL has now ruled on the situation…

He’s been suspended for the final two games of the regular season. Full details…

In a related move, the Kings have recalled Tyler Toffoli from Manchester. He is expected to be available in Detroit tonight.

Toffoli, who turned 21 today, has recorded five points (two goals, three assists) in eight games with LA this season.  While with the Monarchs, he’s posted 51 points (28goals, 23 assists) in 58 games and was also named the AHL Rookie of the Year.

Finally for a little more flavor on last night’s incident, former NHL referee Kerry Fraser offered his opinions on the situation – saying, ‘Based on Dustin Brown’s actions I would not deem any intent on his part to contact the head of his opponent nor would I assess an elbowing penalty on the play as a result of the body posture and approach that Jason Pominville made in attempting to separate Brown from the puck.

For more on Fraser’s views and explanation on the hit, click here.

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Comments

  1. Ridiculous!

  2. Funny how a sesoned vet and future HOF ref can have such a different view from the NHL. Makes you wonder if this is a reaction only to what’s been discussed at media outlets or if they actually are this far off?

  3. Got away with the drive by headshot the night before…I assume Sutter could give a crap, they are in and probably will be resting people anyway

  4. I have seen Dustin throw more questionable checks and he gets suspended for this one?? I have to agree with Fraser on this one… Dustin does not look like he changes position other to brace for the hit and move the puck out of the zone. go figure can’t wait to here Shanny’s video on this one…. I though that hit in the Dallas game on open ice would have gotten reviewed before this one would…

  5. I take back some of the bad things I have said about Kerry Fraser over the years. Some, not all.

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