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Sabres' Scott offered in-person hearing

Thursday, 10.24.2013 / 9:20 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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Sabres' Scott offered in-person hearing
Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott has been offerend an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit on the Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson during the team's game Wednesday

Buffalo Sabres left wing John Scott will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit on Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson during the teams' game Wednesday at First Niagara Center.

Scott was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for any suspension that can exceed five games.

At 5:49 of the third period, Scott came across the ice and hit Eriksson in the neutral zone after Eriksson had moved the puck. Scott received a match penalty for illegal check to the head, as well a five-minute fighting major for an altercation with Boston's Adam McQuaid that followed the play.

Eriksson received assistance leaving the ice and did not return. The Bruins announced after the game that he would be staying in Buffalo overnight for observation, but was expected to return to Boston on Thursday.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: Illegal check to the head. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

Boston won the game 5-2.