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Player Safety video examines clipping/hip-checking

Monday, 03.11.2013 / 3:34 PM / News


The National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety on Monday unveiled its "Clipping/Hip Checking" video, the fifth 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 clipping and hip-checking 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 clipping or hip-checking incidents 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 four 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.

'Kneeing,' which detailed how the department reviews kneeing infractions, can be seen here.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild