Dan Carcillo, in his first season with the Blackhawks after proudly serving as an instigator with the Flyers, was suspended two games by the league for a check from behind on Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen on Friday night. Rob Blake, from the NHL's Department of Player Safety, explained that Carcillo was suspended in part because "he has been fined and suspended multiple times in his NHL career."
Responded Carcillo: "There’s not too much leeway for me in this league. Maybe [I should] give some serious thought into changing my last name or something."
Meanwhile, Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, much like Carcillo, is frustrated with multiple league punishments and apparently believes he is being singled out unfairly. Suh requested a meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and he'll get it on Tuesday. Said Suh when asked what the league doesn't get about him: "I have no clue, that's why we're having a meeting. I'm not changing my game. My game has gotten me to where I am right now. I'm only planning on building off of things I have accomplished."
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