The rookie forward received a one-game suspension in the preseason and one in the regular season for his verification of Winnipeg Jets head forward Pierre-Luc Dubois.
Ridly Greig had the NHL player safety department throw the book at him on Monday.
The rookie forward received a one-game suspension in the preseason and one in the regular season for his cross-check with the head of Winnipeg Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois in the club’s 3-2 overtime win at the road on Sunday.
“Greig sees Dubois coming and decides to both raise his club and extend it outward, making direct, forceful contact with the head,” player safety said in his suspension video.
That means that when Greig is ready to begin his NHL career, he will have to serve the suspension.
The 19-year-old Greig, the No. 28 Senators’ pick in the 2020 draft, made his impact felt before being ejected mid-second after the Dubois incident. Greig scored a beautiful goal in the first period to open the scoring.
He went to the top shelf with a backhand, hitting Eric Comrie on the side of the glove.
“She’s a beauty, so I’m happy she got that one,” center Shane Pinto said. “He showed his gloves there and for his first preseason, I don’t think he can get much better than that.”
Coach DJ Smith felt the senior senior was unfortunate, but was impressed with the way Greig played. He will be sent back to the WHL Brandon Wheat Kings because the Senators want him to play for Team Canada at the junior world championships and be successful.
“In his first game, he scored a goal and got involved,” Smith said. “The future is bright for him. He can hit, skate, make plays and is a competitive kid. It seems that we have a really good player ”.
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