NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton was suspended five games by NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Tuesday.
Sutton delivered an elbow to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog early in the third period of Edmonton’s 3-1 victory Friday.
The Oilers’ defenseman was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing on the play. Sutton sat out Sunday’s 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues while the NHL made its decision.
Sutton will forfeit more than $57,000 in salary.