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Player Safety video examines kneeing incidents

Thursday, 02.28.2013 / 12:00 PM / News

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Player Safety video examines kneeing incidents
The NHL's Department of Player Safety unveiled its "Kneeing" video, the fourth in a series of educational videos.

The National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety on Thursday unveiled its "Kneeing" video, the fourth in a series of educational videos designed to help players and fans better understand how specific infractions are viewed and evaluated, what is legal and what merits the assessment of Supplemental Discipline.

This latest video takes viewers through the dynamics of determining the issues involving kneeing infractions which can merit the possibility of Supplemental Discipline. It provides several examples of each incident and explains the key components that must be present for a kneeing incident to rise to the level of review by the Department of Player Safety.

During the course of the season, the department will produce videos focusing upon other types of infractions, as well.

The Department of Player safety has already released three other instructional videos:

'Evolution of a Suspension' which detailed the multi-step process that the department undergoes any time an incident might require the imposition of supplemental discipline can be viewed here.

'Goaltender Interference,' which detailed how the department reviews goalie interference incidents, can be viewed here.

'Tripping/Slew-Footing,' which detailed how the department reviews tripping and slew-footing infractions, can be seen here.

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