Oilers Connor McDavid being cross checked in the face by Canucks defenseman Carson Soucy.
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Carson Soucy to be suspended for cross checking Connor McDavid

Published May 13, 2024 at 11:31

Last night Canucks defenseman Carson Soucy laid a dirty cross check on Connor McDavid. A new report from Elliotte Friedman today has confirmed Carson Soucy could now be suspended.

The Vancouver Canucks pulled out a Game 3 win against the Edmonton Oilers to take a 2-1 series lead. The story of the game however occurred moments after the final horn when Canucks defenseman Carson Soucy cross checked Connor McDavid in the neck.

The slow-motion replay of Connor McDavid getting cross checked in the face

The play led to a massive brawl and a potential Connor McDavid injury. Now a report from Elliotte Friedman confirms that Carson Soucy will be held accountable for his actions. According to the insider, the Department of Player Safety will be conducting a hearing with Carson Soucy.

Sounds like there will be a hearing for Carson Soucy out of the end-of-game scrum in Edmonton last night

A hearing does not automatically mean that Carson Soucy will be suspended. However, with the violent nature of this play and the star player on the receiving end, a suspension is more likely than not. A report from Darren Dreger confirms the hearing will be via phone which means any suspension will likely be short.

Details are being ironed out but Carson Soucy will face league punishment for his end of game crosscheck on McDavid. A phone hearing is being arranged to manage the matter.

As news of Carson Soucy's punishment breaks we will provide all the latest updates.

Also Nikita Zadorov has been fined $5,000 for cross-checking Connor McDavid at the end of Game 3.


It is now confirmed, Soucy has been suspended one game for his cross check on McDavid

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Carson Soucy to be suspended for cross checking Connor McDavid

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