Update: We now have information about both sides of the Pionk hit on Sandin.

Rasmus is expected to miss two to three weeks:

Pionk’s sentence for causing Sandin to miss that time is two games:

Spezza’s hearing is tomorrow afternoon.


After the zoo-like festival of emotion as the Leafs took on the Jets, the results are starting to come in:

Simmonds offence initially led to a two-minute penalty plus a ten minute misconduct. When he came back from sitting for 10, he ended up in fight that got called roughing. He could likely have been fined for that event too, if the NHL was in a mood to make a point.

The incident that set this all off, of course, was Neal Pionk’s hit on Rasmus Sandin. For that:

But, there’s more. Jason Spezza retaliated with a hit on Pionk, and he’s also getting a hearing.

By offering Spezza an “in-person” hearing, this allows the NHL to give him more than five games as a suspension. They are not required to give more than five, however, so the door is still open for an even-up between him and Pionk.

No word at this time on how Sandin is faring or how many games he will miss.

This was fine, though: