Radko Gudas suspended for high-sticking Nikita Kucherov

Two games for trying to take out the Hart trophy favorite.

Today, the NHL department of player safety announced that Philadelphia Flyers defender Radko Gudas has been suspended for two games after high-sticking Nikita Kucherov in last nights game.

Gudas received a two minute minor in the game for the infraction, but after review the NHL determined that he deserved a more severe punishment. Gudas has a record of playing on the edge, and of suspensions with the league.

In 2015, Gudas was suspended three games for a hit on Mika Zibanejad:

In 2016 pre-season, Gudas was again suspended for six games for a head shot, this time against the Bruins Austin Czarnik:

In 2017, he was suspended ten games for slashing Matthieu Perrault while he was lying on the ice:

Despite all of this, these two games this time will surely teach Gudas a lesson about playing more carefully.