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Department of Player Safety News

Senators' Carkner suspended one game

Sunday, 04.15.2012 / 7:27 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Ottawa Senators forward Matt Carkner has been suspended for one game for continuing to inflict punishment upon an opponent who was an unwilling combatant in an altercation during Game 2 of the team's Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with the New York Rangers in New York on Saturday, April 14, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

Carkner instigated an altercation with New York forward Brian Boyle, who did not respond. After knocking Boyle to the ice with two punches, Carkner continued to throw punches at his opponent, who was an unwilling combatant. Carkner's actions classified him as an "aggressor" under NHL rules.

The incident occurred at 2:15 of the first period. Carkner was assessed a minor penalty for instigating, a major penalty for fighting and a game misconduct.

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Rangers' Hagelin suspended for three games

Sunday, 04.15.2012 / 6:10 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin has been suspended for three games for elbowing Ottawa Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson during Game 2 of the teams’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series in New York on Saturday, April 14, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 10:32 of the second period. Hagelin was assessed a major penalty for elbowing. Alfredsson suffered an injury as a result of the hit.

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Wild's Prosser suspended for one game

Friday, 04.06.2012 / 3:42 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser has been suspended for one game, without pay, for head-butting Chicago Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers during NHL Game #1210 in St. Paul on Thursday, April 5, 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, Prosser will forfeit $3,864.86. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 18:19 of the first period. A major penalty and game misconduct for head-butting were assessed on the play.

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=170466.

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Coyotes' Doan suspended for three games

Wednesday, 03.21.2012 / 9:13 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Phoenix Coyotes forward Shane Doan has been suspended for three games and will forfeit $166,463.40 for elbowing Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn during NHL Game #1094 in Dallas on Tuesday, March 20, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

Doan, who received a three-game suspension in October 2010, is classified as a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Accordingly, he forfeits his salary based on the number of games in the season (82), rather than the number of days (185). The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 5:54 of the second period. Doan was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing on the play.
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Hurricanes' Skinner suspended two games

Friday, 03.16.2012 / 8:12 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner has been suspended for two games, without pay, for kicking St. Louis Blues forward Scott Nichol during NHL Game #1055 in Carolina on Thursday, March 15, 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, Skinner will forfeit $9,729.72. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
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GMs voice their support for Shanahan

Monday, 03.12.2012 / 6:49 PM / Department of Player Safety News

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Monday, on the first day of the General Mangers Meeting at Boca Raton Beach Club, Brendan Shanahan spent a good portion of the morning session ensuring that the general managers were on board with the direction of the Department of Player Safety.

Shanahan, Vice President for Player Safety and Hockey Operations, used his time to update the League's 30 general managers about the goals for the Department of Player Safety, which is in its first year of existence.

He presented the department's reasoning for how and why it metes out supplemental discipline through a video presentation that showed various penalty infractions and why supplemental discipline was necessary in certain situations. He also made sure to highlight videos that displayed how players have adapted to the enacted safety measures.
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Capitals' Green suspended for three games

Friday, 03.09.2012 / 6:30 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green has been suspended, without pay, for three games for delivering an illegal hit to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning forward  Brett Connolly during NHL Game #1001 in Washington on Thursday, March 8, 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, Green will forfeit $85,135.14. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
 
The incident occurred at 11:03 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.

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=163422.

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Panthers' Versteeg fined $2,500

Sunday, 02.19.2012 / 10:24 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Florida Panthers forward Kris Versteeg has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking Washington Capitals forward Jeff Halpern in NHL Game No. 861 on Friday, Feb. 17, in Sunrise, Fla., the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 19:57 of the third period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
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Wild's Peters suspended for one game

Sunday, 02.19.2012 / 4:32 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Minnesota Wild forward Warren Peters has been suspended for one game, without pay, for cross-checking St. Louis Blues forward David Backes during NHL Game #867 in St. Louis on Saturday, Feb. 18, 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, Peters will forfeit $2,905.41. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Ovechkin, Michalek to have hearings Monday

Sunday, 01.22.2012 / 11:17 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek will have hearings with the Department of Player Safety on Monday following hits that transpired during the Pens' 4-3 overtime victory at the Consol Energy Center on Sunday.

Ovechkin, who scored in the loss, is being asked to discuss his hit on Michalek at 4:05 into the second period. The Caps' forward appeared to have left his feet and made contact with Michalek's head as he hit the Pens' defenseman in the corner behind Pittsburgh's net. Ovechkin's hearing is scheduled for Monday afternoon.
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