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NHL announces disciplinary action to Blue Jackets

Boll automatically suspended and coach Hitchcock fined

Friday, 10.31.2008 / 4:01 PM / News
TORONTO -- The National Hockey League announced today disciplinary action resulting from NHL game #143 between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Colorado Avalanche, October 30.

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll has been suspended automatically for one game, while head coach Ken Hitchcock has been fined $10,000.  Boll was assessed an instigator penalty at 17:22 of the third period. 

The disciplinary action is pursuant to NHL Rule 47.22, which states "a player who is deemed to be the instigator of an altercation in the final five minutes of regulation time or at anytime in overtime, shall automatically be suspended for one game ... in addition, the player's coach shall be fined $10,000 – a fine that will double for each subsequent incident."

The players' suspension money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund while the coach's fine goes to the NHL Foundation.

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