Chris Pronger suspended 1 game.
Anaheim Ducks' top defensemen Chris Pronger will miss game 4 of the Western conference final for hitting Tomas Holmstrom of the Detroit Red Wings to the head while using his elbow.
A very dangerous hit that could've resulted in a more serious injury to Holmstrom. I disagree with such a small suspension as this vicious attack deserved at least a 2 game suspension. The context of when the hit was committed is very important. Anaheim was clearly losing the game, Holmstrom had already scored 2 goals in that very game and the hit was a pure frustration reaction. All of this makes me say that there should've been a more severe suspension. But the league always penalize depending of the nature of the injury, not the agression itself. It really is pathetic.
Game 4 of the series will take place tonight in Anaheim. Detroit lead the series 2-1.