Here is the Shanahan suspension explanation video.
As Garbutt accepted the offer of an in-person hearing, the NHL had the option to suspend him for more than five games.
Garbutt came out of the penalty box with speed and skated into the Dallas zone. Just as Penner made a pass, Garbutt caught him with a hit on Penner’s blindside. The 28-year-old from Winnipeg wasn’t penalized on the play, but Penner didn’t travel with the Ducks to start their six-game road trip as he continues to recover.
Garbutt will forfeit $14,743.60 in salary during his suspension, and he will be eligible to return on Nov. 3 in Ottawa against the Senators.
Garbutt is the seventh NHL player to be suspended for boarding, checking to the head, or charging this season, joining the following players:
- Brad Stuart, San Jose Sharks (Oct. 9, three games)
- Alexander Edler, Vancouver Canucks (Oct. 11, three games)
- Patrick Kaleta, Buffalo Sabres (Oct. 15, 10 games – Appeal In Progress)
- Maxim Lapierre, St. Louis Blues (Oct. 18, five games)
- Cody McLeod, Colorado Avalanche (Oct. 21, five games)
- Michael Grabner, New York Islanders (Oct. 21, two games)
It’s an unusually high number, especially so early in the season. For the sake of reference, there were 12 suspensions for boarding, checking to the head, or charging in the 2012-13 season.