Boone Jenner Suspended For Three Games
Boone Jenner, who was suspended last season due to a spearing incident against Russia, has been suspended by the IIHF for three games due to a late hit on Sweden’s Jesper Pettersson.
Jenner hit Pettersson late in the offensive zone, leaving the Swedish defenseman laying on the ice in a great deal of pain. Pettersson was taken off on a stretcher and sent to hospital. Pettersson had just made a first pass from the right-wing corner of his defensive zone when Jenner, a physical power forward, buried him into the boards. He was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder and fractured wrist and is out for the tournament. Jenner was assessed a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct on the play.
Jenner’s was suspended in last year’s world juniors for spearing Russia’s Evgeny Kuznetsov during the semifinal game. Jenner, a Columbus Blue Jackets draft pick, has an accurate slap shot and great one-on-one moves to go with his soft hands in front of the net. He is a great leader and has a knack for catching opposing players with their heads down, showing a mean streak in his game.
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