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Panthers' Winchester suspended three games

Friday, 11.08.2013 / 8:15 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Panthers' Winchester suspended three games
National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety suspends Florida Panthers forward Jesse Winchester three games for elbowing Boston Bruins forward Chris Kelly.

NEW YORK -- Florida Panthers forward Jesse Winchester has been suspended for three games, without pay, for elbowing Boston Bruins forward Chris Kelly during NHL Game No. 230 in Boston on Thursday, November 7, 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, Winchester will forfeit $9,230.76. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 4:52 of the first period. No penalty was assessed on the play.

For a full explanation of the Department of Player Safety's decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=479923&lang=en