Corey Potter suspension: Oilers defenseman banned 2 games for boarding

Jim Rogash

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Corey Potter is the latest player to earn a suspension from the NHL. He was banned two games for boarding Nick Bonino of the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.

The NHL's department of player safety was busy extending the long arm of the law once again on Monday, handing out yet another suspension for an illegal hit. This time it's Edmonton Oilers defenseman Corey Potter feeling its wrath, as the league announced on Monday evening that he has been suspended two games for boarding Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Bonino on Sunday night.

The incident occurred early in the second period of Edmonton's 3-2 loss. Potter received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the hit. As a result of the suspension he will lose $7,948.72 in salary.

Here is the NHL's explanation of the play.

Potter has appeared in nine games for the Oilers this season and recorded three assists while averaging nearly 14 minutes of ice-time per game.

More from SB Nation NHL:

Power rankings: Kings vault to the top

Charlie Coyle makes a little kid’s day

Opinion: It’s time for a new direction in Nashville

NHL’s caveman culture isn’t going anywhere

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.