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.

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.

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