NEW YORK -- Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andy Sutton has been suspended eight games for an illegal hit. The six-foot-six Sutton was punished for an incident from Wednesday's game against Carolina when he jumped while throwing a bodycheck on Alexei Ponikarovsky. He left the Hurricanes winger woozy on the play.

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NEW YORK -- Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andy Sutton has been suspended eight games for an illegal hit. The six-foot-six Sutton was punished for an incident from Wednesday's game against Carolina when he jumped while throwing a bodycheck on Alexei Ponikarovsky. He left the Hurricanes winger woozy on the play.

"While we acknowledge that on many big body checks a hitter's feet may at times come off the ice to a certain degree, we felt the degree in which Sutton's skates come off the ice is excessive," NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan said in a video statement.

EDMONTON, AB. SEPTEMBER 24,  2011 -Andy Sutton of the Edmonton Oilers playing the Calgary Flames at Rexall Place in Edmonton. (SHAUGHN BUTTS/EDMONTON JOURNAL)

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EDMONTON, AB. SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 -Andy Sutton of the Edmonton Oilers playing the Calgary Flames at Rexall Place in Edmonton. (SHAUGHN BUTTS/EDMONTON JOURNAL)

Sutton has already served a five-game sentence this season for a high hit.