In the wake of the Kovalchuk trade, there’s another vicious elbow to the head that has rewarded an indefinite suspension in the QMJHL. Val D'Or Foreurs defenceman Marco Scandella has been suspended indefinitely for his elbow during Wednesday night's game.
Those were the words of Chief disciplinarian Raymond Bolduc after handing out the ruling on Patrice Cormier's hit. The forward, who elbowed Mikael Tam of the Quebec Remparts in the head, received a suspension for the remainder of the QMJHL regular season, as well as the playoffs. The elbow sent Tam into convulsions, followed by a visit to the hospital in which he was treated for brain trauma and broken teeth.