Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Suspension for Setoguchi?
By Victoria Matiash
Forward Devin Setoguchi may have to cough up a few bucks after cross-checking Kyle Quincey in the face during Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. The Minnesota Wild winger is scheduled to have a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan, 9a.m. Tuesday. However, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune suggests Setoguchi won't be forced to sit out any games.
"... Setoguchi will not be suspended, sources say. The hearing is to determine how much he'll be fined, if at all. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, any fine in excess of $5,000 requires a hearing. Since half of one day's pay for Setoguchi exceeds $5,000, this qualifies ..."
Setoguchi's record with the league is clear of any serious infractions.