As the Ducks expected, forward Antoine Vermette received a 10-game suspension – the first suspension of his career – after hitting a linesman with his stick during Tuesday’s game in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
ANAHEIM – Antoine Vermette will not be with the Ducks for the next 10 games after the NHL on Thursday made official its suspension of the veteran forward for the use of his stick against an official.
An automatic suspension is levied in cases of player abuse on an official, and Vermette’s act of hitting linesman Shandor Alphonso with his stick Tuesday night in …
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