What do you think of Ruutu's suspension? Wed, January 7, 2009
TORONTO - The NHL has suspended Ottawa Senators forward Jarkko Ruutu for two games after an alleged biting incident during a game Wednesday night against the Buffalo Sabres.
The NHL made the announcement Thursday but didn't give a specific reason for the suspension. But Buffalo forward Andrew Peters said the Senators player bit through his gloved thumb in the first period of the Sabres' 4-2 win.
As a result of the latest suspension, Ruutu will forfeit US $31,707.32 in salary.
Ruutu will miss Thursday's game at Boston and Saturday's contest versus the New York Rangers. He will be eligible to return for Tuesday night's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.