Sharks’ Kevin Labanc suspended for slew footing Tyler Bozak

Sharks' Kevin Labanc suspended for slew footing Tyler Bozak

Sharks forward Labanc suspended for slew footing Bozak originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The NHL had not issued any kind of player discipline for slew footing since the 2015-16 season prior to Friday. Sharks forward Kevin Labanc has broken that streak, as he will miss the Sharks’ game against the Washington Capitals after being issued a one-game suspension for slew footing St. Louis Blues center Tyler Bozak.

You can see the video featuring the full breakdown of Labanc’s violation from NHL Player Safety.

Labanc was given a two-minute tripping penalty after the play happened in the Sharks’ 4-1 loss on Thursday.

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The last suspension for slew footing was issued to Brad Marchand during the 2014-15 season.

Labanc will be eligible to return for Monday’s home game against the Carolina Hurricanes.