Scheifele not happy with NHL’s decision on 4-game suspension

Mark Scheifele says he remains disappointed in the NHL’s decision to suspend him for four games for his crushing blow on Jake Evans of the Montreal Canadiens in the opener of the North Division final.

The Winnipeg Jets’ regular-season scoring leader says he went into the second round expecting Phillip Danault of the Canadiens would be the one trying to shut him down, not the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.

Scheifele delivered the hit on Evans after he scored an empty-net goal with less than a minute left in the Habs’ win in Game 1. Evans suffered a concussion and was taken off the ice on a stretcher.

The Canadiens went on to sweep the series, ending Scheifele’s season.

WATCH | Graphic Warning: Jake Evans leaves game on stretcher after hit from Mark Scheifele:

Montreal forward Jake Evans is taken off the ice on a stretcher after a dangerous hit by Winnipeg forward Mark Scheifele who is given a major charging penalty and a game misconduct. 7:17

He will serve the final game of his suspension next season.

Scheifele says he feels the suspension was excessive and added it was very difficult not being able to play the rest of the series.

WATCH | How much is too much when showing violent hits on TV?:

With the playoffs already seeing two players taken off the ice on stretchers, longtime producer John Shannon talks to Rob Pizzo about making tough replay decisions on live television. 10:29

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