The incident happened in a game Friday night. From AP-
Columbus Blue Jackets center Michael Peca has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL for making contact with an on-ice official.
The team and league announced the suspension on Saturday. Peca was automatically suspended per Rule 41, Physical Abuse of Officials, Category 2.
He was assessed a game misconduct penalty at 5:21 of the second period of the Blue Jackets’ season opener on Friday night at Dallas, which they went on to win 5-4 on Rick Nash’s goal in overtime.
Peca, an alternate captain, has appealed but will remain suspended pending a hearing to be scheduled next week.
If Peca bumped the ref, he deserves some kind of suspension. That behavior should never be condoned.
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