Canucks’ Virtanen suspended 2 games for ‘late, violent’ hit on Sharks’ Polak

Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen has been suspended two games for interference on San Jose Sharks defenseman Roman Polak.

The NHL's Department of Player Safety called the collision a "late, violent" hit and said Polak was "not eligible to be checked in any manner."

Virtanen, who was assessed an interference major and a game misconduct, acknowledged after the game that his hit was late.

This is his first NHL suspension, and he'll forfeit nearly $10,000 under the terms of the CBA.

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  1. Sorry Jake but this suspension was warranted. It is probably best for Jake to have this happen so early in his career. Vertanen obviously did not intend on stepping over the edge like he did… But he still needs to learn from the experience.

    My question is… Will the league look into the dive by Wingels on the Sedin boarding call?

    The other question is… Will Duncan Keith get the punishment he deserves?

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