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Department of Player Safety News

Rangers defenseman Moore suspended two games

Wednesday, 05.28.2014 / 5:25 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK – New York Rangers defenseman John Moore has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weise during Game 5 of the teams' Eastern Conference Final series in Montreal on Tuesday, May 27, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 10:41 of the third period. A match penalty for illegal check to the head was assessed to Moore.

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Canadiens' Prust banned two games for interference

Friday, 05.23.2014 / 5:13 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK - Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust has been suspended two games for interference with New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan during Game 3 of the teams' Eastern Conference Final series in New York on Thursday, May 22, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

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Canadiens' Prust to have phone hearing Friday

Friday, 05.23.2014 / 1:25 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Montreal Canadiens left wing Brandon Prust will have a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday afternoon for his hit on New York Rangers center Derek Stepan during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.

No penalty was called on the play at 2:48 of the first period. Stepan briefly left the game before returning later in the first period.

On Friday, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault announced Stepan would undergo surgery for a broken jaw and there was no timetable for his return.

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Rangers' Lundqvist fined for unsportsmanlike conduct

Monday, 05.12.2014 / 8:15 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been fined $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct during Game 6 of the Second Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in New York on Sunday, May 11, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 20:00 of the second period. No penalty was assessed to Lundqvist.

The fine money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Bruins' Thornton fined for unsportsmanlike conduct

Sunday, 05.11.2014 / 11:00 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton has been fined $2820.52, the maximum permitted under the CBA, for unsportsmanlike conduct during Game 5 of the teams' Second Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in Boston on Saturday, May 10, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 19:13 of the third period. No penalty was assessed on the play.

The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Blackhawks' Bollig suspended two games

Saturday, 05.10.2014 / 7:23 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig has been suspended for two games for boarding Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard during Game 4 of the teams' Second Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in Minnesota on Friday, May 9, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 17:13 of the second period. Bollig was assessed a minor penalty for boarding.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=616248

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Blackhawks forward Bollig to have hearing

Saturday, 05.10.2014 / 2:35 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig will have a hearing Saturday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his hit from behind on Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard during the second period Friday at Xcel Energy Center.

The hearing is not in person.

Bollig was issued a boarding penalty on the play at 17:13 of the second period.

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Wild's Cooke suspended seven games for kneeing

Wednesday, 04.23.2014 / 8:50 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -– Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been suspended seven games for kneeing Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie during Game Three of the teams' First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in St. Paul on Monday, April 21, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

If the term of the suspension is not fully served during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the remaining games will be served at the beginning of the 2014-15 regular season.

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Blackhawks' Seabrook suspended three games

Sunday, 04.20.2014 / 2:37 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been suspended for three games for interference and charging against St. Louis Blues forward David Backes during Game 2 of the teams' First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in St. Louis on Saturday, April 19, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 15:09 of the third period. Seabrook was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for charging.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=606797&lang=en.

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Blackhawks' Seabrook to have phone hearing Sunday

Saturday, 04.19.2014 / 11:10 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will have a phone hearing Sunday for his hit on St. Louis Blues forward David Backes in Game 2 of their Western Conference First Round series on Saturday.

Seabrook received a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct at 15:09 of the third period for his hit on Backes, who was helped off the ice and was unable to return to the game. The Blues scored the tying goal with Seabrook in the penalty box and won the game 4-3 in overtime.

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