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2009–10 NHL suspensions and fines

The following is a list of all suspensions and fines enforced in the National Hockey League during the 2009–10 NHL season. It lists which players or coaches of what team have been punished for which offense and the amount of punishment they have received.


Date Name Team Offense Length
September 21, 2009 Morency, PascalPascal Morency New York Islanders Leaving the bench to start a fight with Dion Phaneuf during preseason.[1] 8 games (3 preseason games and 5 regular season games)
September 23, 2009 O'Donnell, SeanSean O'Donnell Los Angeles Kings Cross-check Matt Martin during preseason.[2] 5 games (3 preseason, 2 regular season)
September 24, 2009 Lessard, FrancisFrancis Lessard Phoenix Coyotes Boarding Ryan Donelly during preseason.[3] 5 games (2 preseason, 3 regular season)
October 10, 2009 Staubitz, BradBrad Staubitz San Jose Sharks Hitting Davis Drewiske after whistle on icing.[4] 1 game
October 22, 2009 Artyukhin, EvgenyEvgeny Artyukhin Anaheim Ducks Slew-footing Matt Niskanen.[5] 3 games
October 24, 2009 Ruutu, TuomoTuomo Ruutu Carolina Hurricanes Boarding Darcy Tucker.[6] 3 games
October 27, 2009 Ott, SteveSteve Ott Dallas Stars Low hit on Carlo Colaiacovo.[7] 2 games
November 2, 2009 Wisniewski, JamesJames Wisniewski Anaheim Ducks Illegal hit on Shane Doan.[8] 2 games
November 4, 2009 Byers, DaneDane Byers New York Rangers Automatic suspension due to instigator penalty in the last five minutes of a game.[9] 1 game
November 5, 2009 O'Brien, ShaneShane O'Brien Vancouver Canucks High-sticking Sean Avery while both players were on their respective benches[10] 1 game
November 9, 2009 Glencross, CurtisCurtis Glencross Calgary Flames Blindsided hit on Chris Drury.[11] 3 games
November 12, 2009 Hordichuk, DarcyDarcy Hordichuk Vancouver Canucks Automatic suspension due to instigator penalty in the last five minutes of a game.[12] 1 game
November 20, 2009 Neal, JamesJames Neal Dallas Stars Hitting Derek Dorsett from behind.[13] 2 games
November 23, 2009 Laraque, GeorgesGeorges Laraque Montreal Canadiens Knee-on-knee hit with Niklas Kronwall.[14] 5 games
November 24, 2009 Briere, DanielDaniel Briere Philadelphia Flyers Cross-checking Scott Hannan in the head.[15] 2 games
November 28, 2009 Kaleta, PatrickPatrick Kaleta Buffalo Sabres Boarding Jared Ross.[16] 2 games
November 29, 2009 Cooke, MattMatt Cooke Pittsburgh Penguins Deliberate check to the head of Artem Anisimov.[17] 2 games
December 1, 2009 Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals Knee-on-knee hit against Tim Gleason.[18] 2 games
December 6, 2009 Carcillo, DanielDaniel Carcillo Philadelphia Flyers Sucker-punched Matt Bradley.[19] 4 games
January 11, 2010 Jovanovski, EdEd Jovanovski Phoenix Coyotes Elbowing to the head of John Tavares.[20] 2 games
January 20, 2010 Sutton, AndyAndy Sutton New York Islanders Boarding Pascal Dupuis.[21] 2 games
January 30, 2010 Green, MikeMike Green Washington Capitals Elbowing Michael Frolik in the head.[22] 3 games
February 14, 2010 Janssen, CamCam Janssen St. Louis Blues Elbowing Matt Bradley in the head.[23] 5 games
March 5, 2010 Lapierre, MaximMaxim Lapierre Montreal Canadiens Boarding Scott Nichol on a late hit after a scoring chance.[24] 4 games
March 6, 2010 Boogard, DerekDerek Boogard Minnesota Wild Knee-on-knee hit on Ryan Jones.[25] 2 games
March 15, 2010 Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals Boarding Brian Campbell.[26] 2 games
March 18, 2010 Wisniewski, JamesJames Wisniewski Anaheim Ducks Boarding Brent Seabrook.[27] 8 games
March 30, 2010 Carcillo, DanielDaniel Carcillo Philadelphia Flyers Cross-checking David Clarkson in the face.[28] 2 games
April 2, 2010 Armstrong, ColbyColby Armstrong Atlanta Thrashers Elbowing Mathieu Perreault in the head.[29] 2 games


Date Name Team Offense Amount
October 7, 2009 Organization Toronto Maple Leafs The Toronto Maple Leafs organization was fined for tampering with Vancouver Canucks free agents.[30] Undisclosed amount
November 4, 2009 Tortorella, JohnJohn Tortorella New York Rangers (head coach) Automatic fine because a player received an instigator penalty during the last five minutes of a game.[9] $ 10,000 U.S.
November 12, 2009 Vigneault, AlainAlain Vigneault Vancouver Canucks (head coach) Automatic fine because a player received an instigator penalty during the last five minutes of a game.[12] $ 10,000 U.S.
December 17, 2009 Koci, DavidDavid Koci Colorado Avalanche Boarding Mike Green.[31] Undisclosed amount
December 17, 2009 Ruutu, JarkkoJarkko Ruutu Ottawa Senators Illegal hit on Patrick Kaleta.[31] Undisclosed amount
January 13, 2010 Burrows, AlexandreAlexandre Burrows Vancouver Canucks Accused referee Stéphane Auger giving him spiteful penalties, derisive comments[32] $ 2,500 U.S.
January 26, 2010 White, ColinColin White New Jersey Devils Illegal hit on Sean Bergenheim.[33] $ 2,500 U.S.
March 16, 2010 Downie, SteveSteve Downie Tampa Bay Lightning Attempt to injure Sidney Crosby.[34] $ 1,000 U.S.

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