The NHL season is (to paraphrase "Anchorman") is escalating quickly. And Senators defenseman Eric Gyrba seems to be the latest offender in what could be yet another suspension-worthy play.
Gryba was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for this check of Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov.
Is this suspension worthy? Sure looks like Gryba should get a call from the league. He's also a repeat offender, well-known for his hit on Montreal forward Lars Eller in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Anisimov left the game with what the Blue Jackets called an upper body injury.
Just keep in mind that before Sunday there were no suspensions in the NHL in the 2014-15 season.