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NHL Suspends Carcillo For 7 Games, Should Have Been More

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Dan Carcillo has been suspended for 7 games for his boarding penalty

The Shanahammer found a new nail in Daniel Carcillo this evening. Brendan Shanahan issued a seven game suspension for Carcillo's hit on Tom Gilbert during Monday's contest in Chicago. Unfortunately, Shanahan didn't give him more. Carcillo has been fined or suspended ten times in total now - the incremental punishments clearly haven't delivered the message.

Gilbert is due back to the lineup tomorrow against St. Louis, but Carcillo is out for much longer. After the hit, Gilbert bounced off of the end boards and back towards Carcillo, landing on Carcillo's knee. The knee buckled inwards and to the left and Carcillo was unable to leave the ice under his own power.

Shanahan also continues to add three-to-five games to each suspension for repeat offenders (except Raffi Torres), so for Carcillo and Sutton, the next offense will likely be at least ten games.