Sunday, March 03, 2013

Harry Z gets 4-game suspension

Brendan Shanahan has spoken.

Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk was given a four-game suspension by the NHL's discipline Czar on Sunday for his actions in the early part of Saturday's 2-1 win over Ottawa.

Here's the video explanation for the punishment.

The product of Brown University crossed the ice inside his own zone and launched himself into Senators defenseman Mike Lundin near the midway point of the first period, drawing a charging major on the play along with a game misconduct for his effort.

It's a disappointing bit of news during an otherwise great day for the franchise, which is hosting its annual Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival at Wells Fargo Center.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Zolnierczyk will forfeit $12,972.96. The money is automatically placed in the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Harry Z will be out for a significant chunk of key games while serving his ban, Tuesday at the Rangers, Thursday home against the Penguins, next Saturday at Boston and next Sunday home against Buffalo. He won't be eligible to return until March 13 at New Jersey. 

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