Scott Laughton, the Philadelphia Flyers’ first round draft pick in the NHL entry draft this past June, has been suspended for ten games for a blindside hit to the head during a game on Wednesday.
The OHL has posted a video explaining the rationale for the suspension here. The OHL apparently doesn’t feel it needs Brendan Shanahan to give a long-winded and obtuse explanation, and simply states “CHECK TO THE HEAD”, “PLAYER INJURED ON PLAY.”
On the play, an Ottawa 67′s player skates through the offensive zone and fires on the net with his head down. Laughton skates across the ice and elevates his elbow into the player’s head.