Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele has been given a four game suspension by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for an illegal hit to the head on Montreal Canadiens forward Jake Evans.
The incident occurred shortly after Evans tallied the empty net goal.
Scheifele received a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct. Meanwhile, Evans was taken off the ice on a stretcher and is out indefinitely with a concussion.
His suspension begins in Game 2 of Winnipeg’s second round series against the Canadiens and will be eligible to return for Game 6.
At the time of his suspension, Scheifele is tied for the Jets lead with five points (two goals, three assists) this postseason. He also led Winnipeg in the regular season with 63 points (21 goals, 42 assists), the sixth straight season he scored at least 21 goals and 60 points.
Prior to this, the Kitchener Ontario native has neither been suspended nor fined in his 575 game NHL career. If this suspension is not served by the conclusion of this year’s playoffs, it will continue into next season.
|2021-06-06 19:40||USA||Suspension||out: Scheifele is serving a four-game suspension for hitting, and he is eligible to return for Game 6 of the North Division finals against the Canadiens..|
|2018-04-04 03:10||ESPN||Undisclosed||Scheifele will sit out Tuesday’s game against the Canadiens for rest purposes, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets’ official website reports.|
|2018-03-18 03:10||ESPN||Upper Body||Scheifele (upper body) hopes to rejoin the lineup Sunday against the Kings, but he will wait until game day to see how his body responds to Saturday’s practice session before a decision is made.|
|2018-03-09 19:40||ESPN||Upper Body||Scheifele (upper body) will not be in action versus Philadelphia on Saturday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.|
|2018-02-07 03:10||ESPN||Upper Body||Scheifele (upper body) is on pace to rejoin the lineup for Friday’s game against the Coyotes, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.|
|2018-01-30 03:10||ESPN||Upper Body||Scheifele (upper body) hit the ice Monday prior to the team’s practice session, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.|
|2018-01-06 03:10||ESPN||Upper Body||Scheifele will not require surgery to repair his upper-body ailment, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.|
|2017-12-29 03:10||ESPN||Upper Body||Scheifele (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.|
|2016-12-07 03:10||ESPN||Undisclosed||Scheifele (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday night versus the Red Wings, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.|
|2016-01-14 03:10||ESPN||Lower Body||Scheifele (lower body) was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 7 on Wednesday.|
|2015-12-31 03:10||ESPN||Concussion||Scheifele (concussion) will travel with the Jets for the team’s upcoming five-game road trip, Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun reports.|