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Bruins' Ference suspended for 3 games

Sunday, 01.22.2012 / 2:50 PM / News

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Bruins' Ference suspended for 3 games
Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has been suspended for 3 games without pay for boarding New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh.

NEW YORK -- Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has been suspended for three games without pay for boarding New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh during NHL Game #699 in Boston on Saturday, Jan. 21, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Ference will forfeit $36,486.48. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
 
The incident occurred at 1:50 of overtime. A major penalty and game misconduct for charging were assessed on the play.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=53&id=151724.
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