Melee on ice by former NHL forward to lead to 40-game suspension?

Published March 3, 2024 at 1:04 PM

Buddy Robinson, a former NHL player, now finds himself in the KHL, playing for Traktor Chelyabinsk. But his recent involvement in a brawl has raised questions about a possible suspension.

During a playoff match against Salavat Yulaev, tensions boiled over. Robinson, standing at six-foot-six and weighing 232 pounds, got into it with Salavat players, particularly targeting their captain, Grigori Panin.

As the game neared the end, Robinson instigated a fight, sucker-punching Panin before he could even gear up. The situation escalated further as other Salavat players joined in, leading to a chaotic melee on the ice. Despite attempts by the referee to intervene, Robinson continued his aggressive behavior.

Following the incident, Robinson was ejected from the game. However, as of now, no official suspension has been announced. Robinson's NHL stint saw him play for the Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks, and Chicago Blackhawks, totaling 62 games in his career.
March 3   |   206 answers
Melee on ice by former NHL forward to lead to 40-game suspension?

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