McLennan suspended 5 games for slash
The NHL has suspended Calgary Flames goaltender Jamie McLennan five games for slashing Detroit's Johan Franzen in the Game 5 loss on Saturday.
Calgary coach Jim Playfair was fined $25,000 US and the Flames' organization was fined $100,000, the NHL announced Sunday.
"In our pre-playoff conference calls with the coaches and general managers of the respective organizations, we addressed a number of topics and one of them was actions late in the game when the score was out of hand," NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell said.
"The coach and the organization must be held accountable for the players' actions."
The Flames pulled Miikka Kiprusoff late in the third period of Game 5, replacing him with McLennan.
McLennan played only 18 seconds before he was assessed two-minute and five-minute slashing penalties as well as a game misconduct with only 2:59 left in the period.
According to the Detroit News, the Flameshave recalled Brent Krahn from their minor league affiliate in Omaha to replace McLennan.
With files from the Canadian Press