John Erskine doesn't think he deserved a suspension for recklessly elbowing Wayne Simmonds in the head. Simmonds has a concussion and is out indefinitely thanks to a reckless flying elbow, but ... yeah, no suspension. That'd be fair.

Erskine, via the Washington Examiner:

"I'm not happy with the suspension. I think [Shanahan] did what he had to do," Erskine said. "It was more like a reflex thing, my elbow kind of came up at the last second. I wasn't targeting his head or trying to injure him. It was a quick play that happened."

He later added: "I don't think it was a reckless play or a reckless elbow. I wasn't flying down the ice a hundred miles an hour with my elbow up in the air. That's what he called it, and I gotta live with it."