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Department of Player Safety News

Wings' Kronwall suspended one game for charging

Tuesday, 04.28.2015 / 6:37 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall has been suspended one game for charging Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov during Game Six of the teams' First Round Eastern Conference series in Detroit on Monday, April 27, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 18:55 of the second period.

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Red Wings' Kronwall faces Player Safety hearing

Tuesday, 04.28.2015 / 9:49 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall will have a telephone hearing Tuesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit against Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday.

Kucherov was hit by Kronwall at 19:00 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play and Kucherov remained in the game.

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

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No suspension for Vancouver's Burrows

Monday, 04.20.2015 / 3:15 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows will not be suspended for Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round series against the Calgary Flames, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced. In Game 3 on Sunday, Burrows received an instigator penalty at 18:35 of the third period in an incident with defenseman Kris Russell.

Any instigator penalty in the last five minutes of a game carries an automatic suspension, subject to review by the Department of Player Safety, as outlined by Rule 46.22. The suspension can be lifted if the incident is deemed not related to the score, previous incidents in the game or prior games, retaliatory in nature, or "message sending."

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Devils forward Gomez fined for elbowing

Saturday, 04.04.2015 / 12:36 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- New Jersey Devils forward Scott Gomez has been fined $1,478.49, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for elbowing Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin during NHL Game No. 1163 in New Jersey on Friday, April 3, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 14:38 of the second period. Gomez was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing.

The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Byfuglien suspended four games for cross-checking

Thursday, 04.02.2015 / 4:30 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORKWinnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has been suspended for four games, without pay, for cross-checking New York Rangers forward J.T. Miller during NHL Game No. 1148 in Winnipeg on Tuesday, March 31, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 17:20 of the second period.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and based on his average annual salary, Byfuglien will forfeit $111,827.96. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Jets' Byfuglien faces Player Safety hearing

Wednesday, 04.01.2015 / 12:00 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will have a telephone hearing Thursday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit against New York Rangers forward J.T. Miller during a game at MTS Centre on Tuesday.

Miller was hit by Byfuglien in front of the Winnipeg net at 17:23 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play and Miller remained in the game.

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

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Rangers' Glass fined for butt-ending

Saturday, 03.28.2015 / 7:31 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK – New York Rangers forward Tanner Glass has been fined $3,897.85, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for butt-ending Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid during NHL Game No. 1116 in Boston on Saturday, March 28, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 20:00 of the third period. Glass was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for butt-ending.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Blue Jackets forward Boll suspended three games

Thursday, 03.26.2015 / 11:55 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK – Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Maroon during NHL Game No. 1093 in Columbus on Tuesday, March 24, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 4:02 of the second period.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and based on his average annual salary, Boll will forfeit $27,419.34. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link.

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Blue Jackets forward Boll faces Player Safety hearing

Wednesday, 03.25.2015 / 10:02 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll will have a hearing Thursday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Maroon during a game at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday.

Maroon was hit by Boll at 4:02 of the second period in the Blue Jackets' 5-3 win. No penalty was assessed on the play and Maroon remained in the game.

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Predators' Smith fined for high-sticking

Sunday, 03.22.2015 / 4:20 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORKNashville Predators forward Craig Smith has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for high-sticking Buffalo Sabres forward Jerry D'Amigo during NHL Game No. 1075 in Nashville on Saturday, March 21, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 17:50 of the first period. Smith was assessed a double-minor penalty for high-sticking on the play.

The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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