NEW YORK – Nashville Predators forward Scott Nichol has been suspended for nine games, without pay, for a blind-side punch to the head of Buffalo Sabres defenceman Jaroslav Spacek during Buffalo's 7-2 win Thursday night.
Nichol is an idiot. Good thing Spacek is alright. That was more of a cheap shot than Bertuzzi's. Well maybe not but Nichol punched Spacek in the side of the face bare hand and Bertuzzi had his gloves on and punched him in the back of the helmet. I would have gave Nichol a longer suspension.