Skip to main content

Anaheim's Perry suspended four games for 'violent check' on Jason Zucker

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Anaheim's Corey Perry better get his checkbook out. 

He's facing a four-game suspension and a $115,000 fine for his hit on Wild rookie forward Jason Zucker in the second period of Tuesday night's Wild-Ducks game.

The NHL, in its ruling, said Perry had enough time to avoid "this violent check" -- noting that that he hit Zucker a full second after the puck was released.

Perry was penalized with a 5-minute major and game misconduct. Zucker had to be helped off the ice, leaving the game for what the Wild called an "upper-body injury."

After the game, Perry told the Associated Press that he doesn't "go out there looking to hurt guys. That's not the way I am."

Perry said he was "committed to the hit" on Zucker ... but at the same time "tried to let up."

On Wednesday, Zucker returned to the ice as the Wild held a practice at at Xcel Energy Center, according to Fox Sports North.

Wild coach Mike Yeo said Zucker does not have a concussion -- or he wouldn't have been allowed to skate.

Zucker, in a Tweet Wednesday afternoon, thanked everyone for their support:

Next Up

Semi into house near Sturgis, South Dakota

Semi drives into house near Sturgis, South Dakota

The force from the semi was so strong that the foundation of the house was moved.


18-year-old from Zumbrota dies in Goodhue County crash

The crash happened in rural Goodhue County around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

thomas beach, bde maka ska - lake calhoun

3 Minneapolis beaches closed due to E. coli contamination

No illnesses have been reported, according to the MPRB.


'Hockeyland' documentary debuting in Minnesota movie theaters

The documentary has received great reviews at numerous film festivals.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Former Minnesota Olympic runner accused of driving drunk in Eden Prairie crash

Police said the man's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.


Man, 79, killed in ATV rollover near Faribault

The man was declared dead at the scene.

minneapolis police

Woman fighting for her life after shooting in Minneapolis

The woman was shot only about a half-hour after a 14-year-old suffered critical injuries in an apparent accidental discharge.

prior lake high school

Two students face discipline over racist messages at Prior Lake High School

Families and students were largely uncooperative with the investigation.

Sharon and Herb Vasser

Cause of Hopkins house explosion that killed couple revealed

Sharon and Herb Vassar were killed in the explosion. Herb built the home back in 1962.

Arrows on target

Charges: Minnesota camp counselor fired arrows at kids, injuring boy

An 8-year-old boy was shot in the arm with an arrow.

North Shore Mayor Chris Swanson.

Two Harbors votes overwhelmingly to recall Mayor Chris Swanson

The mayor had been scrutinized for several things leading up to the vote Tuesday.

Screen Shot 2022-08-10 at 8.43.50 AM

Suspected gunman at large after homicide near Albert Lea

The 32-year-old suspect was last seen in a 2004 white Ford F-150 with Minnesota license number EUZ-057.


Latendresse could play against Anaheim

Wild forward Guillaume Latendresse was back at practice Wednesday after missing one game and three practices because of a groin injury. He'll be available for Mike Yeo to insert into the lineup Thursday against Anaheim.