Islanders lose Gillies for 10 games

Fresh off a nine game suspension New York Islanders enforcer, Trevor Gillies, obviously didn’t learn his lesson as he is now gone for another ten. Gillies, who was disciplined by league disciplinarian, Colin Campbell, last month for giving Pittburgh Penguins’ forward, Eric Tangradi, a concussion, was given a ten game suspension this time for his actions in drilling Kyle Clutterbuck from behind. “By targeting his opponent’s head, [four] shifts into his first game back from a suspension for a very similar action, Mr. Gillies has forfeited his privilege of playing in the league for 10 games,” Campbell said. “While it is fortunate there was no injury on the play, there can be no justification for a player delivering a dangerous check to an opponent in this manner.” Campbell described Gillies actions as trying to deliberately injure an unsuspecting player, by hitting him in the head with an elbow. “The message should be clear to all players: targeting the head of an opponent, by whatever means, will be dealt with by suspension,” Campbell said. Gillies, who has one goal in 33 games this year, will lose approximately $61,000 with the suspension. Gillies won’t be able to return until March 26 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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