SHL suspends Lias Andersson for 5 games

The SHL has issued Rangers prospect Lias Andersson a 5 games suspension for his hit against Jonas Berglund. This certainly hurts HV71 as Lias was playing on their top lines and an offensive factor. He finished the game yesterday with two assists.

SHL Statement on Andersson Suspension


In period 2, 9.32 remain. Luleå player no. 14 Jonas Berglund has the puck in his defense zone and lifts it out in the neutral zone. HV71 player no. 23 Lias Andersson comes from the side and tackles Berglund in the head. Andersson steps in front and with an upward shoulder, Andersson hits Berglund’s head hard. Berglund leaves the match and does not return to play.

The situation room chose to report the incident to the disciplinary committee, which has now sentenced Lias Andersson for the main tackle.

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Lias Andersson SUSPENDED for HV71 (SHL)

Key factors

The tackle is late and Berglund has relaxed and is in a vulnerable situation when the tackle is handed out.

• The tackle, which takes place from the side, is careless and disrespectful.

• Very high risk of injury.

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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