Fines and suspensions are absolutely nothing new for Dan Carcillo, and tonight has brought more of the usual for the Chicago Blackhawks winger. Carcillo has been suspended for seven games for boarding defenseman Tom Gilbert in Monday night’s loss to the Oilers.
Early in the second period of the Blackhawks’ 4-3 loss, Carcillo and Gilbert each chased after a 50-50 puck behind the net, and Carcillo leveled his body at Gilbert and slammed him into the boards. A major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct were assessed on the play.
Carcillo will forfeit $66,158.54 in salary while suspended. He will not be eligible to return until Jan. 18, when the Blackhawks take on the Sabres.
This is the ninth time Carcillo has been fined or suspended in his six-year NHL career. Most recently, he was suspended for two games back in October for similarly boarding Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen.