Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette will be starting the season on a sour note. Bissonnette will serve a 10 game regular-season suspension, without pay, after receiving a game misconduct in Sunday nights’ preseason contest with the LA Kings. Bissonnette left the bench on an illegal line change to join an altercation. Per the NHL press release;
“At 12:09 of the first period, Bissonnette was assessed a game misconduct under Rule 70.6, which states: “A game misconduct penalty shall be imposed on the player who was the first or second player to leave the players’ or penalty bench during an altercation or for the purpose of starting an altercation, from either or both teams.”
A pricey way to start off the season, forfeiting $37,820.51 based upon his average annual salary.