Jets forward Mark Scheifele suspended four games for hit that caused Canadiens forward to leave on stretcher

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele has actually been suspended 4 video games for his hit on the Montreal Canadiens’ Jake Evans in Video Game 1 of their first-round series that led to Evans leaving on a stretcher.

The NHL Department of Gamer Security made the statement Thursday night, keeping Scheifele out up until a minimum of Video game 6 of this series. Must the Canadiens finish up the series in 4 video games, prior to Scheifele’s suspension is through, the last video game of his suspension will rollover to next routine season.

Scheifele skated with speed – almost covering the length of the ice – and linked with a helpless Evans, who did not see Scheifele following having simply scored an empty-net objective on a wraparound to provide Montreal a 5-3 lead.

Jets center Mark Scheifele leveled Canadiens forward Jake Evans in Game 1 of their first-round series.

Jets center Mark Scheifele leveled Canadiens forward Jake Evans in Video Game 1 of their first-round series.

Stated the NHL of its choice to suspend Scheifele for charging: “This is a player who has traveled a considerable distance, is moving with exceptional speed and is fully aware of his momentum, who chooses to charge into a vulnerable opponent with a high, predatory hit that causes an injury.”

A stretcher took Evans off the rink; he had the ability to move his arms.

Evans’ colleagues, a few of whom fasted to call it “a dirty hit” and “disgusting,” expected the level of discipline from the NHL.

“The league is going to take care of it,” Canadiens defenseman Joel Edmundson stated. “If (Scheifele) gets back in the series, we’re going to make his life miserable.”

The Department of Gamer Security came under fire near completion of the routine season for its handling of actions by the Washington Capitals’ Tom Wilson, a forward with a track record for questionable hits. He got the optimum fine however no suspension for roughing the New york city Rangers’ Pavel Buchnevich, which touched off a brawl that saw Wilson slam Rangers star Artemi Panarin to the ground without a helmet.

This post initially appeared on U.S.A. TODAY: Mark Scheifele suspended 4 video games for struck on Jake Evans in NHL playoffs

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.