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Department of Player Safety News

Flyers' Rinaldo to have phone hearing Monday

Thursday, 01.22.2015 / 4:53 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo will have a phone hearing Jan. 26 with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang in a game at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday.

Rinaldo waived his right to an in-person hearing. He had been 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.

Rinaldo was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Letang at 15:36 of the first period.
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Carcillo suspended six games for cross-checking

Monday, 01.19.2015 / 4:08 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORKChicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo has been suspended for six games, without pay, for cross-checking Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault during NHL Game No. 658 in Chicago on Friday, January 16, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 19:50 of the second period. Carcillo was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking.

Carcillo is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $40,243.92. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Blackhawks' Carcillo to have phone hearing Monday

Sunday, 01.18.2015 / 7:03 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo waived his right to have an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Sunday for cross-checking Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault in a game Friday.

Carcillo, who will have a phone hearing Monday, 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.

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Bruins' Marchand banned two games for slew-footing

Friday, 01.16.2015 / 5:07 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK – Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended for two games, without pay, for slew-footing New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard during NHL Game No. 644 in Boston on Thursday, January 15, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 14:30 of the second period.

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Bruins forward Marchand faces Player Safety hearing

Friday, 01.16.2015 / 10:51 AM / Department of Player Safety News

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand will have a hearing Friday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a slew-footing incident against New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard during a game Thursday at TD Garden.

Marchand and Brassard were chasing a puck in the Boston zone with 5:29 left in the second period when Brassard fell hard into the boards after being tangled with Marchand. No penalty was assessed on the play. Brassard remained in the game.

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Ducks' Vatanen fined for elbowing Leafs' Booth

Thursday, 01.15.2015 / 1:45 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen has been fined $3,393.82, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for elbowing Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Booth during NHL Game No. 642 in Anaheim on Wednesday, January 14, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 9:35 of the third period.

The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Wild's Suter suspended two games for elbowing

Wednesday, 01.14.2015 / 7:52 PM / Department of Player Safety News

NEW YORK -- Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter has been suspended for two games, without pay, for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie during NHL Game No. 633 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, January 13, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 4:22 of the second period.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and based on his average annual salary, Suter will forfeit $81,058.72. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Wild's Suter faces Player Safety hearing Wednesday

Wednesday, 01.14.2015 / 6:45 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter will have a hearing Wednesday for an elbow to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie during a game at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday night.

Suter was not penalized on the play at approximately 4:24 of the second period. Downie left the game and did not return.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: elbowing.

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Oilers' Aulie suspended two games for illegal check

Thursday, 01.01.2015 / 8:13 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK Edmonton Oilers defenseman Keith Aulie has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan during NHL Game No. 555 in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 31, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 19:05 of the first period. Aulie was assessed a match penalty.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Aulie will forfeit $8,602.16. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Oilers' Aulie faces Player Safety hearing Thursday

Thursday, 01.01.2015 / 3:10 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Edmonton Oilers defenseman Keith Aulie will have a hearing Thursday for his hit on Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan during a game at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday night.

Aulie was assessed a match penalty and a game misconduct for the hit at 19:05 of the first period. Stajan left the game, but returned.

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

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