Mark Stone suspended two games for his hit on Landon Ferraro
Will miss games against the Habs and Jets
This morning before Sens practice, Mark Stone had his hearing for the second period hit on Landon Ferraro on Saturday. This afternoon, the league handed down their decision - a two game suspension for the Senators leading scorer.
Mark Stone himself has publicly said it was a bad hit with his shoulder making contact with Ferraro's head, so a suspension shouldn't be that surprising. The league did accept his explanation for the play, determining that there was no intent. However, they still considered the hit itself reckless and that the onus was on Stone to deliver the hit in a legal manner.
Ferraro left the game briefly, but was back on the bench by the end of the period.
Player Safety continues to be frustratingly uneven in their application of discipline, with Henrik Zetterberg's elbow to Jean-Gabriel Pageau in the same game being deemed not worthy of even a hearing.
You can watch the Department of Player Safety video related to this below to hear their reasoning behind this decision.