There is a precedent of suspensions for those kinds of words.
As reported yesterday Ryan Getzlaf’s been caught yelling at the referee “Fu**ing c*ck s**ker” in game 4 against the Nashville Predators. Here’s the sequence.
they have fined Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf $10,000—the maximum allowable under CBA—for using a homophobic slur in Game 4.
Andrew Shaw previously called the ref a homophobic slur on national TV. Shaw received a one-game suspension in the playoffs for the same thing. More recently, the Toronto Blue Jays have announced they suspended center fielder Kevin Pillar for two games for his use of a homophobic slur towards Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte.