Penguins D Engelland draws 5-game ban

Updated: December 18, 2013

New York, NY ( – The National Hockey League announced
Wednesday that Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland has been
suspended five games for delivering an illegal check to the head during
Saturday’s clash with the Detroit Red Wings.

Engelland was assessed a match penalty for his high hit on Detroit’s Justin
Abdelkader late in the first period in the Penguins’ 4-1 win over the Red

The 31-year-old sat out Pittsburgh’s 3-1 victory over Toronto on Monday while
awaiting an in-person hearing, meaning Engelland will be eligible to return
when the Penguins visit Carolina on Dec. 27. He will forfeit $14,529.90 in
salary as well for his actions.