Trevor Gillies of the NY Islanders got himself suspended. Again.
The second suspension stems from Gillies’s hit on Minnesota Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck in the second period of the Islanders’ 4-1 victory two days ago. Gillies was ejected from the game after checking Clutterbuck into the boards from behind.
Gillies will forfeit $60,975.60 in salary, NHL.com said, and that money will go to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund. Gillies is considered a repeat offender and forfeits his salary based on the suspension as a percentage of the 82-game regular season.
“By targeting his opponent’s head, three 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,” NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell said in a statement posted on the league’s website.