Wyshynski breaks down the case for and against suspension over at Puck Daddy.
It's not comparable to the Brashear incident, which was headhunting. But one assumes that a hit that results in pools of blood on the ice, and one that is immediately labeled "barbaric" by the national TV announcing crew, will earn some kind of supplemental discipline. Right or wrong, the NHL can be swayed by such things.
One thing is certain, Rajon Rondo thinks this is some bullshit.