Re: What is a match penalty
posted at 2/4/2011 12:54 AM EST
21.1 Match Penalty - A match penalty involves the suspension of a player
for the balance of the game and the offender shall be ordered to the
dressing room immediately.
A match penalty shall be imposed on any player who deliberately
attempts to injure or who deliberately injures an opponent in any
21.2 Short-handed - A substitute player is permitted to replace the
penalized player after five (5) minutes playing time has elapsed.
The match penalty, plus any additional penalties, shall be served
by a player (excluding a goalkeeper) to be designated by the Manager
or Coach of the offending team through the playing Captain, such
player to take his place in the penalty box immediately.
For all match penalties, regardless of when imposed, or prescribed
additional penalties, a total of ten minutes shall be charged in the
records against the offending player.
In addition to the match penalty, the player shall be automatically
suspended from further competition until the Commissioner has ruled
on the issue. See also Rule 28 – Supplementary Discipline.http://www.nhl.com/league/ext/rules/2010-2011_Rulebook.pdf