|Kings forward suspended for three games|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 24 November 2008 11:40|
Zeiler was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct following the hit, which occurred at 6:51 of the second period. He will miss games against Calgary, Edmonton and Chicago before being eligible to return Dec. 1 against Toronto. Zeiler will lose $8,770.17, with the money going to the Players Emergency Assistance Fund.
Foote was chasing the puck into the left corner of the Avalanche zone when Zeiler shoved him into the boards with his right forearm. Foote remained motionless on his stomach for several moments while his teammates went after Zeiler.
d in there to back up our teammate.''
The play occurred right in front of referee Stephane Auger, who made no call until after the ensuing fight broke out. Foote eventually got up and was escorted off the ice by Laperriere and a trainer.
It was only the second game this season for Zeiler, who racked up 45 penalty minutes in 59 NHL games before this season.