Kraken’s Melanson Suspended Two Games

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Kraken’s Jacob Melanson Suspended Two Games for Illegal Check to the Head

Seattle Kraken forward Jacob Melanson has been suspended for two games, effective immediately and to be served in the next two consecutive games in which he is eligible to participate for his Club, for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton Oilers forward James Hamblin during NHL Preseason Game No. 20 in Seattle on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.

The incident occurred at 17:15 of the second period. Melanson was assessed a match penalty for illegal check to the head.

Video details a full explanation of the decision.

Penguins’ Jeff Petry Fined for Roughing

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Jeff Petry has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for roughing Detroit Red Wings forward Jonatan Berggren during NHL Preseason Game No. 22 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.

The incident occurred at 5:46 of the second period. Petry was assessed a minor penalty for roughing.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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