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Ducks' Jacques suspended for three games

Monday, 01.09.2012 / 7:08 PM / News

NHL.com



NEW YORKAnaheim Ducks forward Jean-Francois Jacques has been suspended for three games and will forfeit $23,780.49 in salary for delivering an illegal check to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger during NHL Game #613 in Anaheim on Sunday, Jan. 8, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

Jacques, who was suspended on Sept. 24, 2011, is classified as a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Accordingly, he forfeits his salary based on the number of games in the season (82), rather than the number of days (185). The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
 
The incident occurred at 14:17 of the third period. A major penalty for elbowing was assessed on the play.

Jacques will miss games Jan. 10 vs. Dallas, Jan. 12 at Calgary and Jan. 13 at Edmonton. He will be eligible to return Jan. 15 at Vancouver.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory