Andrew Shaw assessed a match penalty for a slew-foot at end of Habs-Sabres game
Just back from a three-game suspension for a pre-season hit, the Canadiens’ new winger may be in for some more supplementary discipline.
Andrew Shaw had a good game going in his regular-season debut for the Montreal Canadiens, drawing a penalty early on, and scoring his first goal with the team to give them a comfortable lead in the third.
At the end of the game, however, his hot-headed nature came to the fore, and he was given a five-minute major for a slew-foot, which also came with a game misconduct.
The Shaw slewfoot at the end of the game: pic.twitter.com/7ZutCs4xZb— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) October 14, 2016
He has already faced supplementary discipline in his short time with the Habs, being suspended for three pre-season games for boarding Washington Capitals player Connor Hobbs in Shaw’s first game of action with his new team.
He was also suspended for a homophobic slurs in Chicago’s playoff run last season; three games of action before the Hobbs incident.
With the previous suspension for the physical boading foul, Shaw will be seen as a repeat offender, which could increase the number of games he’s banned for should the NHL’s Department of Player Safety deem the slewfoot worthy of a suspension.
The team wanted to add Shaw for his hard-nosed style, but there’s nothing in these two cases that can be interpreted as helping his team win.