Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul would like an explanation as to why he received a two-game suspension without pay for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman.
Lupul then took to Twitter to complain.
“If someone can explain the decisions on what warrants a suspension and what doesn't, please let me and the rest of guys know," he said.
Lupul was frustrated that the NHL decided not to punish New York Rangers star Rick Nash for his hit on the Florida Panthers' Tomas Kopecky.
The league said that Lupul targeted the head and the suspension will cost Lupul about $46,000 in salary.
“The point of giving a suspension is basically to show that they’ve done something wrong and they’re penalizing me and in turn penalizing our team,” Lupul said, via The Globe & Mail. “When I look at it two days after and I’m still not sure what constitutes a suspension, I don’t think the process is working."
“I don’t want it to seem like I’m campaigning for Rick Nash to get a suspension. It doesn’t matter to me. He’s a good player, a good guy," Lupul said."What I’m saying is I’m just confused why they come to mine being two games and some of the other ones two and then some nothing. When I look at the criteria, it’s awfully similar in every case.”