The suspension was handed down a day after the Roos recorded five injuries in their loss to Port Adelaide, with Luke Davies-Unaicke (hamstring), Darcy Tucker (hamstring), Cam Zurhaar (face), Jack Mahony (shoulder) and Flynn Perez (concussion) all picking up ailments in the 68-point defeat.
While Perez will be automatically sidelined for a minimum 12 days under the AFL's concussion protocols, the club are yet to confirm the extent of their further four injuries, however as many as six changes could be made for Round 10.
That handful of forced selection calls is likely to open the door for North Melbourne's in-form pack of players that have plied their trade in the VFL over recent weeks.
Tall forward Callum Coleman-Jones booted nine goals against Frankston on Saturday to find some form at the state league level, while dropped veteran Ben Cunnington was also among the best performers against the Dolphins.
Wardlaw, taken with the fourth overall pick in last year's National Draft, booted two goals and had 18 disposals in his fifth appearance of the year to stake his claim for a debut, a dream that might just become a reality this weekend.
"(Wardlaw)'s definitely a chance this week," Simpkin told reporters on Monday morning.
"He's done everything he can to put his hand up... In the phonebox, around the contested hall, he brings effort and intensity.
"We don't want to put too much pressure on him but we're excited."
Troubled young gun Tarryn Thomas is another name in line for a potentially reprieve for Round 10, having played his second game of VFL football over the weekend after being stood down by the club and left to train with the club's reserves.
Thomas had been required to spend time away from Arden Street on two occasions this year alone following serious allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards women, with the 23-year-old eventually welcomed back to the club's football program.
The midfielder will make his return to the club's senior program on Monday, with Thomas potentially putting his hand up at training this week for a recall to face the Swans.
"He'll come in later today. Tarryn's done everything he can to get back to the program," the Roos co-captain confirmed.
"I spoke to him earlier. I'm comfortable with where he's at and looking forward to having him back."
Simpkin confirmed a final call on Thomas' playing status will be made by Clarkson and football boss Todd Viney.
The Tasmanian product last played at AFL level in Round 15 last year.