New York Rangers center Andrew Desjardins was suspended for an illegal check to the head of Devils Miles Wood.
Andrew Desjardins was on a professional tryout with the New York Rangers. He did not see much action — and now with this suspension, his “tryout” is likely over.
NHL Player Safety announced tonight that Desjardins was suspended for a hit to the head of New Jersey Devils forward Miles Wood. He received a match penalty in the first period of the game.
NY Rangers’ Andrew Desjardins suspended two preseason games for an illegal check to the head on NJ's Miles Wood. https://t.co/W5PcOR5TUf
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) September 25, 2017
Alain Vigneault has stated earlier that a suspension would put the team in a tough spot.
Desjardins' Dept. of Player Safety hearing at 6 p.m. If he's suspended for last pre-season game Tue, "it puts us in a tough spot," per AV.
— Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) September 25, 2017
Desjardins signed a contract with the Rangers to help them with the shortage at center. He was a long shot to make the team, and now with the excellent training camp that Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil are having, it looks like he will be one of the cuts in the near future.
You can check a player but you can also check himself right out the game. Sorry, Desjardins, you didn’t get away with this one.