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Ottawa Senators’ Ridly Greig suspended for cross check

Sep 26, 2021; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN;  Winnipeg Jets goalie Eric Comrie (1) makes a save on Ottawa Senators forward Ridly Greig (17) during the first period at Canada Life Centre. Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 26, 2021; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets goalie Eric Comrie (1) makes a save on Ottawa Senators forward Ridly Greig (17) during the first period at Canada Life Centre. Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators forward Ridly Greig drew the first suspension of the NHL’s 2021-22 season on Monday.

The league suspended him for one preseason game and one regular-season contest for cross-checking Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois midway through the second period of Ottawa’s 3-2 overtime win in Winnipeg in a preseason contest on Sunday.

Greig was issued a five-minute penalty for the cross check and received a 10-minute game misconduct after delivering a two-handed blow to Dubois’ face.

Greig, 19, was Ottawa’s first-round pick (28th overall) in the 2020 NHL draft. He posted 32 points (10 goals, 22 assists) in 21 games with Canada’s Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings last season.

–Field Level Media