Five games of suspension for Brendan Lemieux

Brendan Lemieux, the Los Angeles Kings forward, has been sanctioned with five games for biting Brady tkachuk in the game against the Senators on November 27. It was announced by the NHL Department for Player Safety, which according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the athlete’s salary, has forced them to resign. $ 38,750 of your contract.

It all happened in one Fight during the third period, in which Lemieux bit to his rival even in Two occasions, according to the NHL, which indicated that what happened had nothing to do with hockey. Tkachuk ended up bleeding on his left hand, but the league admitted it had no evidence to show how it had come about.

After the aforementioned meeting, tempers were still very heated, especially from Tkachuk. “This boy is a joke. He shouldn’t be in the league, he’s a coward. No other team wants him, he’s going to keep begging in the NHL, but no other franchise is going to love him. People don’t do this he is a bad person and a bad player. It is intolerable. Not even children do that, only babies. I don’t know what I was thinking, ”snapped the player.

With this sanction to Lemieux, they are already four in history for biting a rival. The first was Dave manson in 1990, who justified his action by saying that Scott stevens he had tried to stick his finger in his eye. Thirteen years later, in 2003, the center of the Atlanta Thrashers, Marc savard also carried out the same action, while in 2009, Jarkko ruutu received two punishment matches for it. This does not mean that there have not been more biting situations in NHL history, than there are, but that only these were sanctioned by the league.

Lemieux, who arrived in Los Angeles last March from the New York Rangers, already takes four goals and five points in 14 games this season. Will be able to play again next December 11 in the Kings game against the Minnesota Wild.