Saturday 4th December 2021

Edmonton Oilers’ Josh Archibald suspended for Game 4 after illegal hit vs. Winnipeg Jets

On Monday, the NHL said in a statement that it had suspended Edmonton Oilers forward Josh Archibald for Game 4 of the first-round playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets, for clipping Jets defenseman Logan Stanley in Game 3 The incident occurred with 8:49 remaining in the third period of Sunday’s game in Winnipeg. Archibald was given a minor penalty for tripping on the play.

The Jets were trailing the Oilers 4-1 at the time, and scored on the ensuing power play. Winnipeg scored three goals in a three-minute span during the third period to force overtime. Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers’ second goal of the game pushed Winnipeg to a 5-4 comeback win and a 3-0 series lead over the Oilers.

The 28-year-old Archibald spent his first three seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, later playing for the Arizona Coyotes for two seasons before joining Edmonton in 2019. In Edmonton, Archibald has earned 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in 52 games this season.

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