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NHL hands Radko Gudas a six-game suspension

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 19: Radko Gudas #3 of the Philadelphia Flyers in action against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period at Wells Fargo Center on January 19, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Toronto Maple Leafs won, 3-2. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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The NHL handed Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas a six-game suspension for his hit on Austin Czarnik of the Boston Bruins.

As a repeat offender, Gudas will lose $245,121.95 thanks to this six-game suspension.

That hit came soon after he avoided a suspension for another questionable preseason hit. Here’s the league’s video explanation for the decision:

So far, reactions range from the punishment being a “good start” to something that won’t register enough with the frequent hitter. Most believe that his run-ins with the league’s disciplinarians are far from over, however.
His history of violence

If the Department of Player Safety had a speed dial list of regulars, Gudas would have a prominent spot on it. He’s actually dodged quite a few disciplinary bullets in a short period of time.

Back during his astounding month of February, Gudas said “I can’t be doing this on the ice” ... and then kept doing the same things, over and over again.

The Flyers actions haven’t always matched their words considering the contract extension they handed him in June.

Maybe a more severe punishment will get through to the rugged defenseman?