So James Wisniewski’s obscene, hand-to-mouth gesture toward Sean Avery has earned the Islanders’ defenseman a two-game suspension and the resulting loss of salary for those two games.
The blatant gesture had to earn Wisniewski some form of punishment, the question was how hard was the NHL going to come down on him. And, since the incident involved Avery, how would it compare to the at-first indefinite and then six-game suspension that led to Avery’s return from Dallas to the Rangers for his vulgar comments regarding Dion Phaneuf and ex-girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert. Two games seems a tad short on punishment when compared to what Avery received - as he said in exasperation after the Rangers’ 6-4 loss, he could only imagine what the
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