International Ice Hockey Federation

Lassen suspended one game

Lassen suspended one game

Danish defenceman out for matchup against Canada

Published 28.12.2015 10:46 GMT+2 | Author Adam Steiss
Lassen suspended one game
Lassen is out for Denmark's second preliminary round game against Canada. Photo: Matt Zambonin / HHOF-IIHF Images
The IIHF Disciplinary Panel has issued a one-game suspension to Danish defenceman Mathias Lassen.

Lassen was suspended for a checking to the head violation that occurred late in the game between Denmark and Switzerland.

With a second left in the game, Lassen chased after the puck near the corner of the Danish zone, and was preparing to prevent Swiss forward Timo Meier from getting to the puck.

As Meier approached Lassen the Danish player delivered a check, making a hit with an upward motion hitting Meier in the head with his shoulder. He was assessed a 5 minute major and an automatic game misconduct penalty for checking to the head. 

The Panel determined that the check was in violation of Rule 124 Checking to the Head or Neck Area and that supplemental discipline is applicable. Lassen will be eligible to return in his team’s third preliminary round game, on 30 December against Sweden.

He will miss his team’s next preliminary round game, taking place today against Canada.



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