Vancouver Canucks Byron Bitz suspended 2 games for hit on Kyle Clifford
Byron Bitz of the Vancouver Canucks has been suspended 2 games by the NHL for the hit that he nailed on Los Angeles Kings Kyle Clifford in Game 1 on Wednesday night. Bitz had a disciplinary hearing with Brendan Shanahan on Thursday afternoon. Shanahan said that Bitz saw Clifford’s back and number throughout his approach to this check and he could of done something differently. Bitz got a boarding major and a game misconduct at 12:12 of the 2nd period. Clifford was trying to get puck control, but he had his head down and he was in a vulnerable position. That’s when Bitz came charging in and nailed him and his head went into the glass. Clifford would not return to the game and the Kings are announcing that he’ll miss Game 2 tomorrow night.