Preds D Volchenkov gets 4-game ban

New York, NY ( – The National Hockey League issued a four-
game suspension to Nashville Predators defenseman Anton Volchenkov on Sunday.

Volchenkov was cited for delivering an illegal check to the head of Calgary’s
Michael Ferland during Friday’s 4-3 Flames victory over Nashville. He was not
penalized on the play, which occurred in the opening minute of the second

The 32-year-old blueliner will forfeit $21,505.36 in salary which
automatically goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Volchenkov is not eligible to return until Nov. 11 when the Predators host
Edmonton. He will miss all four of his club’s road games, beginning with a
late Sunday tilt in Vancouver.