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Sens' Emery suspended for three games

Heatley and Emery

Heatley and Emery

2/12/2007 3:41:15 PM

TORONTO (CP) - Ottawa Senators goalie Ray Emery was suspended three games by the National Hockey League on Monday.

Last Saturday, Emery swung his stick and hit Montreal forward Maxim Lapierre in the face during the second period of the Senators' 5-3 win over the Canadiens.

Emery later said he didn't mean to hit Lapierre that high, but wanted to fight the Canadiens forward. He was assessed a minor penalty on the play.

"I think three games is a bit much and I'm disappointed that I won't get a chance to play for a little while," Emery told reporters in Ottawa on Monday.

Emery, 24, will be eligible to return Feb. 22 at Buffalo. He will forfeit nearly US$15,000 in salary, which goes to the players' emergency assistance fund.


 

Lapierre, 21, who was wearing a visor, was not hurt on the play.

"I'm happy to see the league did their job," he said in Montreal. "He deserves a suspension, but how many games is up to the league.

"For me, the important thing is that I wasn't injured. I'm lucky I had a visor."

He said he never considered dropping the gloves with Emery.

"Goalies have tons of equipment, it's like hitting a wall," he said. "I don't know why a goalie wants to fight. And it's not my job to fight a goalie."

Emery has a 24-13-2 record this season. He has four shutouts, a 2.40 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage.

Lapierre has three goals and four assists for seven points in 21 games.






NO. AUTHOR MESSAGE
1mootz27Give me a break Emery. You think anybody other tha ...
2markdesouza16I don't agree with this. Worse things have happene ...
3snoopykendallDamn rights! This is why this guy deserves to be a ...
4Original6-PackEmery what are you doing, don't you realize how mu ...
5obrandWhat a loser! From what I saw, Lapierre didn't do ...
6ajaybalAs a sens fan, I can say that the league was not w ...
7klb_habsfanGood Call. Luckily Lapierre was wearing a visor, o ...
8TheronhaldToo bad they didn't forfeit points in the standing ...
9DouglasmayniaYikes... now it's Gerber's time to show that he de ...
10netaspCOMe ON dudessss, you gotta be kidding! ...
11qwerty1492What... so when goalies get run into and there is ...
12hyndmancThat's probably the proper punishment in this case ...
13crewztaI wanted to see him scrap. ...
14chroniusonly 3 games??? he should have been suspended atle ...
15couchstainerFair enough. no reason to penalize Lapierre? Watch ...
16tkrajaefskiEmery would have knocked him senseless. Ah well, ...
17SilentHill30Typical NHL... If this is Andrew Raycroft, nothin ...
18knuckles777Emery tried too down play it. You wouldn't know w ...
19geraldm38Emery is too good for that. If he doesn't get some ...
20tedescorAlthough I'm a Sens Fan. The NHL is right in susp ...
21habs_05DIRTY PLAY...didnt mean to hit him high? Fair susp ...
22egeni037Ray Ray Ray.... too bad, he was really on a roll.. ...
23captainandbillyHe should have got the rest of the season, he used ...
24williesauntOK Gerber..now is your time to shine. Show us wha ...
25tosports1Emery is having a real good year and hopefully thi ...
26KalconThe NHL had no other choice. This could be a big ...
27mc24So the Habs get a measly two minute power play ove ...
28GADESNSENSwhat a freakin' joke. THREE GAMES !!!!! - ther ...
29cjmcdonaIt's nice to knowv there's parody in the league wh ...
30dasGrungeOpen season on goalies! If it wasn't already. ...
31billazareNHL got this one right. A blatant and intentional ...
32ChrisSampsonGood. That was an ugly slash that could of been so ...
33boomer1004Should have gotten' 15 Games....the NHL proved aga ...
341happyhabfandame right!!!1 this was the right decision. hopefu ...
35NateGood, he definately deserves a suspension. Luckily ...
36larlarzNot that I don't think this is warranted, but god ...
37Boogs77Let me get this straight. Ovechkin runs Briere - n ...
38sethbreslawgood i personally believe he deserves more, the fa ...
39habfan_ncThe Habs could have used a tougher penalty call wh ...
40lil_pnutOMG!!! The NHL has lost it. I agree to fining him ...
41bigzackmulliganWell Maxy is lucky he didn't turn around and say a ...
42mag-001I'm a big fan of the Sens and Ray Emery. That bei ...
43orangefrogIt's Gerber time!!!! ...
44freakinoldguyI think people are missing the point here, No one ...
45bski20This should have been at least 8-10 games. That w ...
46gregorcorbechevThis is what happens when players take liberties o ...
47Sens20061 game was more than enough punishment for this in ...
48orangefrogall of you wondering why Emery slashed Lapierre, h ...
49Brandon29typical inconsistent calls by the nhl this year, 3 ...
50joebearsonRay said that he was not head-hunting and was aimi ...
51dlow14This blown call cost the Habs the game - If a 4 or ...
52st_newman_of_hablandWhat a joke. Goes to show you the sad state of off ...
53chroniusI can't believe people on here are saying 3 games ...
54senswin1Although Emery deserved to be suspended, I hope it ...
55mounties99Clearly Emery warranted a suspension and probably ...
56top_jimmy_mtlAs A SENS FAN... he deserved a suspension..BUT...T ...
57joemccauleythat was a one handed slash, lapierre had been run ...
58joropaFlipping players have been crashing the net far to ...
59legend338let me add that Briere cup checking ovechkin is ab ...
60wjadaaOne of the greatest Goalies of our time, Martin Br ...
61moonerJust another reason the NHL is about politics!!! w ...
62rmulrooney1damn right he deserves a suspension. he should hav ...
63habsfan_themuffinmanNHL MUST stop suspending based upon injury. if Lap ...
64krackermanWell deserved. Goaltender or not, you can't go aro ...
65IafrateThree games is about right. Next time, drop the gl ...
66Sens4EverThree games for that. It's OK for guys like Lapier ...
67Disgruntledx10Montreal fans are just mad because we whooped them ...
68gosensgo113how does emery get a 3 game suspension from that a ...
69strungoutThree well deserved missed games. There should ha ...
70seagumbyLaPierre; visor; skates away....were is Don Cherry ...
71loudpiperLapierre was pushed into him and if that had been ...
72allthewaywithhuetWell deserved Emery deserves this he wanted to inj ...
73wolviemkmI'll assume some of the Habs fans who were complai ...
74JLaRose00Are you kidding me? I agree a spear is bad, and h ...
75top_jimmy_mtlStill mad...When is Michael going to get Colin Cam ...
76ajaybalAs my friend orangefrog said, its gerber time!! ...
77yamsterBAD DECISION BY LEAGUE! This will set a precedent ...
78phinsfan2005Emery got off on this one, im not saying that jus ...
79SqueelFits the crime not like hes at this sort of stuff ...
80no_cup_since_67I am a Sens fan, but i must say he deserved a susp ...
81HipCheck60Outrageous, Emery gets 3 games and Brashear got 1 ...
82Pat_Roy33What a joke! Ok, I understand it COULD'VE been ...
83pocketsstillemptyI can't believe people are comparing this to Brier ...
84SpezDispenserThis is a joke. Hits from behind - no problem. Hi ...
85killer4ireDoes ANYONE on this form have any objectivity!!!!! ...
86PykeHe was being ran all night. The play was after ...
87zzboomzzHe should have gotten more on that bonehead move! ...
88xTybehe didnt get run into...lapierre was tripped up an ...
89carabasseFair enough, but let's face it , it is always the ...
90alteredegoDoes anyone that is complaing that this is not a f ...
91joeseguinI don't know why Hab fans are cheering this call. ...
92chomps Another case where the punishment does not fit th ...
93scurveyfor those that say 3 games is too much or that the ...
94jed56Didn't see the game but Emery got what he deserved ...
95stargazerSens fan and... HE DESERVED IT. Not a bright move, ...
96chompsOttawa's record for the next 3 games 0 WINS - 3 ...
97canuckfanGuess the NHL doesn't see him as a ster or he woul ...
98spezza39ottAbsolutely ridiculous. First of all, can we all s ...
99wisslerGerber gets three teams posting 4-4-2, 4-5-2 and 6 ...
100REDDEMONHe should have been assessed a 5 minute major righ ...
101posavoieHabs get their way again... RDS will not publish m ...
102saravanakumarVow!!!!!!!! 3 Games a lot; I know it was wrong; it ...
103abstainFunny how the league says 3 games and the ref said ...
104zzboomzzWhat's with "Lapierre knew he was outmatched" or " ...
105Pharohthis is rediculous! First goal they scored was onl ...
106habsfanlaurieYou cannot suspend players based on the injury, yo ...
107couchstainerYou guys saying 3 games isn't enough are high. He ...
108sgemmitiHorrible call by the league....how does Ovechkin g ...
109Mushu_EdgeGo watch the replay again. Lapierre took a two-ha ...
110joshemmaI read these postings and i have to really ask the ...
111SensR'UsAs IF the Habs would have won if they would have g ...
112northwestcottLapierre can spear guys and run over goalie's but ...
113sloehandWhile I agree with the result, the sad part is the ...
114lukellGive Emery a break. It was an accident in the heat ...
115canadakicksa$$3 Games is a bit light... was expecting 5... the f ...
116ron989TO SENS FANS - Lapierre was pushed into the net, E ...
117robert121I see there are also a bunch of idiots here, that ...
118fuzzydThe reason Emery was suspended is because (a)he gl ...
119perry15Im a Montreal fan and watched the game Saturday ni ...
120blitzAs a Sens fan, I don't disagree with the decision. ...
121dilpreet64The state of officiating is fine, just because you ...
122aj17you guys are brutal... for the most part. If you ...
123baldy12NHL Officiating a joke? As a former official of 11 ...
124waterloomomwhat a joke! yes a 1 game suspension maybe but how ...
125stuiewitherspoonsounds about right. Only problem is that it means ...
126blackwaterxEmery cries about a couple of bumps, Neil is alway ...
127gg39Too much of a penalty. In the heat of the moment, ...
128504HeaterGood news! Whenever a goalie's stoning you cold - ...
129goodoljrcome on guys, before you say how cheap emery is fo ...
130obrandI'm happy to see some sens fans agreeing with the ...
131ch16mtlHey Yamster, I can't believe you're saying that... ...
132cathartikOnly 3 games? The NHL needs to crack down on this ...
133blackwaterxEmery's real hero is Mike Tyson (check his old hel ...
134rolandintouchIf Emery is so handy with his dukes why does he ha ...
135sensrule92Emery deserved the three games, probably a couple ...
136sucosamCome on guys!! I would hardly call what happened t ...
137eastonl2eDoes anybody remeber Mcsourly Brasher incident. Di ...
138phinsfan2005it must just be me but im guessing half these peop ...
139skrebWhat a crock. I guess the league has rules for so ...
140xr4t1That there is no excuse for using a hockey stick a ...
141kydkoolLapierre probably deserved it, it wouldn't be the ...
142wildfroggoboo hoo senator fans! your lucky its only 3 games! ...
143botchy27What happens if Gerber is on FIRE in those 3 games ...
144bouschieThis is terrible. Why on earth would he get three ...
145rolandintouchWhat kind of a barbarian would actually condone E ...
146intellekt_05The NHL is so inconsistent....period. ...
147biasedjerkBy all means Emery deserved a suspension, no argum ...
148andyman998Only bad thing about this whole situation is that ...
149Crunch-tatorDoesn't this send a bad message out? I mean, now, ...
150chilllyThis is really making me laugh... Yes, Emery dese ...
151WildWolfdoggPeople whining that it would've been different if ...
152habsfan_11I'm a habs fan, but that's not the reason I'm 100% ...
153pokaroo2robert121 Excellent post. ...
154dagwouldEmery deserves the 3 games as it was nasty. Lappie ...
155chilllyJust go check the broadband section, and someone p ...
156valbeezieMaybe emery saw laperiers butt end on crosby. If ...
157CentralchebogueThe suspension aside (deserved) Lapierre better wa ...
158benmleafIts easy to be a tough guy in a mask! Next time, ...
159waterfordboygood call. no injury because of half shield but co ...
160jstephen1Fair bur not, the league is still missing the root ...
161ernestreedThe suspension is fitting. Emery is a two-bit goa ...
162JLoretteRight call. Lapierre was pushed and fell into Eme ...
163The_Jazz_SingerA stick is meant to play the puck, not to hit peop ...
164habsfan_11Posavoie, you seriously must be kidding me. "Emery ...
165briandzFirst of all what's with all these hab fans saying ...
166Sensfan4EverThis is a joke I cant believe it was 3 games that ...
167crosby_girl8727well emery,if you had wanted to have a fight with ...
168Jabra24Lapierre didn't rush the goalie and it's a play th ...
169optwhizSticks are a weapon, Emery deserved this. ...
170c#He certainly deserved it. Go Sens Go! ...
171bobhall98Why is there a suspension? No one got hurt. That's ...
172pudgey31if I'm Emery and someone jumps on me, I do the sam ...
173gazii27Emery-consider yourself lucky! ...
174rugbybigvEmery scraps like a champ! I got to see hime drop ...
175spec3The league wants more goals and they have decided ...
176hfxbobLapierre is a joke. He gets nothing for spearing C ...
177rcyrn216This will be a good opportunity for Gerber to sho ...
178TML124WOW! 15 grand! thats alot of money for a hockey pl ...
179haxemonWow. A lot passion on this one. I think three ga ...
180secretchiefSo Ovechkin gets zero games for the Briere hit, an ...
181freja69Can someone tell me exactly how many times Emery i ...
182brendan27Avery said it best and Lapierre is a perfect examp ...
183jerrydThis was a deliberate attempt to injure (Emery adm ...
184gillies40Emery has had a history of losing his cool on the ...
185canadiensgirlFor all you people saying that there are things wo ...
186sclement12I don't blame him. Ever since Emery injured his ha ...
187KnucklesNilanI love the Sens but the Habs were robbed on this o ...
188SCOTSMAN88everyone knows it was an accident. at most it must ...
189WhiteSquall123... oh and one more thing. To all the Habs fans c ...
190sensflyersI should add that 5 minute penalty or not the Sens ...
191fishnetGoalies should be treated same as a forward or any ...
192good_ol''_jrThere shouldn't be any complaining about this. Eme ...
193sr2121Utterly ridiculous. He gets run in his crease all ...
194brightonrockGives Gerber a good chance to see how he can play ...
195AndreGuindonGood grief people! This is hockey right? Not som ...
196abootI think this was pretty fair. Fans from each side ...
197grimsbeardHold the phone. The NHL just sent a clear message ...
198achilles13As a fan of neither team, three games seems about ...
199bash90I watched the game and all the extracarricular stu ...
200squirtholioAnyone remeber Marty Turco's slash to Smyth's face ...
201jterpstrajHe wouldnt have been suspended if his last name wa ...
202atom_smacker21Lapierre knew what he was doing, he was trying to ...
203DannoTheSensFanCan't argue the 3 game suspension...it is certainl ...
204davidm18He should have gotten 5 minutes and a game miscond ...
205chrispd522you got to be kiddin me......a stick to the head i ...
206Sens4Cup1Coincidence that he comes back against a team he's ...
207lt_2006As a Sens fan, as much as I like Emery, he needs t ...
208jaymer05I love how all of you say ray was no provked.All n ...
209camarorobertAs long as a goalies skates are both in his crease ...
210Habs_Fan_in_London3 games i think will do.. he swung his stick in th ...
211starsforcupwoah woah, how can you honestly say that the suspe ...
212the'legendWay too much punishment. It's not like Emery is Bi ...
213HABZNATIONGO EMERY ...
214starsforcupide have to say Gerber bashers..ill assume you're ...
215mtlguyGood call !!if it was'nt for Maxime's visor he cou ...
216sens111cant fault emery. Did he deserve a suspension? Yes ...
217Steve9353 Games Should have been 30, Dirty HIT. ...
218andredAnd Lapierre didn't get anything for the butt-end ...
219hockeyhound99WAsn't it Lapierre who buttended Crosby and got no ...
220ch08532This situation could prove interesting...If Gerber ...
221Boogs77I'm a goalie and I can tell you that if Lapierre w ...
222BAMSuspension is fair the interference is mild at be ...
223phatto16A fine and a 1 game suspension maybe but 3???!!! I ...
224bccavemani would of gave the goon more than three games.... ...
225Leafs_R_GRRR8I watched this kid (Emery)when he was a GreyHound ...
226JManIts funny that nobody cares that Montreal may be t ...
227canfan92Good! Why should a goalie be given special privel ...
228spudzIt was definately done with intent to injure. Shou ...
22924habs24LOL, Emery is the REAL RAZOR! and his blade is hi ...
2301c3manThis league is totally backwards. They protect a ...
231bigkennytEmery is a good goalie but is overated. And no mat ...
232ValleymanI'm a Sens fan. Emery deserved the penalty. If L ...
233mpavao81He's lucky its only 3 games, and he's really lucky ...
234bshellenbergI wonder what Marty Mcsorley thinks about the leng ...
235kjv-9You have got to be kidding me? 3 Games? THAT'S IT! ...
236haxemonOkay, so Razor over-reacted. I would never say it ...
237EastcoasterWhat does he expect? Does Emery think he's immune ...
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