Pietrangelo Voices His Thoughts on Slashing Suspension

Published May 13, 2023 at 8:25 PM

Pietrangelo's Absence in Key Playoff Game

The Vegas Golden Knights' Alex Pietrangelo was noticeably absent from game 5 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers. His absence was due to a one-game suspension he received for slashing Edmonton's Leon Draisaitl during the fourth game.

His suspension could have cost his team their series lead, but fortune favored them.

Reflections on the Suspension

Following the Golden Knights' win over the Oilers, a game Pietrangelo had to sit out, the player refrained from elaborating on his actions. He stated:

"It is what it is, you guys all saw it. I'm not going to sit there and dwell on it. The league took care of it, right? So, move on." He added, "I mean, there's been a lot of shots both way, let's just say that."

While many expressed surprise that Pietrangelo's punishment for the brutal slash wasn't more severe, the player himself made it clear that he's chosen to move forward.

Conversations with the NHL's Department of Player Safety

In response to questions about his meeting with the NHL's Department of Player Safety, Pietrangelo insisted that the series' physicality was obvious and needed no further discussion. He stated that the attacks were pre meditated and he believes he was being targeted.

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Pietrangelo Voices His Thoughts on Slashing Suspension

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