The 2013 NHL Preseason has been more than a series of exhibition games. Instead of the typical warm-ups for established players and auditions for fringe players, this year has seen a sizable increase in fights, injuries and other questionable actions leading to a litany of suspensions.
In other words, Brendan Shanahan and the Department of Player Safety have been up and running way earlier than they probably expected to be.
With so many players suspended so quickly for so many different reasons, fans could have missed some of the latest news. In case you need to catch up, here's a list of who go busted for what.
#81 / Right Wing / Toronto Maple Leafs
#71 / Right Wing / Toronto Maple Leafs
Coach / Buffalo Sabres
#32 / Left Wing / Buffalo Sabres
#12 / Left Wing / Phoenix Coyotes
#32 / Right Wing / Vancouver Canucks
#9 / Right Wing / Vancouver Canucks
#89 / Center / Edmonton Oilers
#46/ Punk Rookie / Tampa Bay Lightning
#56 / Left Wing / Detroit Red Wings