Minor leaguer we signed in the offseason to a one-year deal. Played 35 games for the Leafs last year, probably an injury call-up at best sort of guy. Knocked out of the first preseason game on an illegal hit.
As per Chris Kuc, Pulkkinen has an in person hearing with the NHL...so the suspension could be more than 5 games.
It's not like Pulkkinen has a reputation for these kind of hits. Seems his nerves got the better of him on first "proper" NHL game. It didn't look that bad on the video, looked like it hit Kostka more on the side actually. But he did come fast from a long way out.