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Department of Player Safety News

Canadiens' Emelin fined for illegal check to head

Saturday, 11.29.2014 / 1:45 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK – Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin has been fined $11,021.51, the maximum permitted under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo Sabres forward Brian Gionta during NHL Game No. 337 in Buffalo on Friday, November 28, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

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Jets' Lowry suspended one game for boarding

Thursday, 11.27.2014 / 2:30 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry has been suspended for one game, without pay, for boarding Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta during NHL Game No. 323 in Buffalo on Wednesday, November 26, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 14:06 of the second period. Lowry was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Lowry will forfeit $4,453.41. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Stars' Garbutt suspended two games for kneeing

Thursday, 11.27.2014 / 2:20 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK – Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt has been suspended for two games, without pay, for kneeing Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall during NHL Game No. 319 in Dallas on Tuesday, Nov. 25, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 12:17 of the third period. Garbutt was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.

Garbutt is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $43,902.44. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Jets' Lowry faces Player Safety hearing Thursday

Thursday, 11.27.2014 / 9:33 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry will have a hearing Thursday afternoon with the Department of Player Safety after an incident with Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta in a game Wednesday night at First Niagara Center.

Lowry was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Kaleta with 5:54 left in the second period.

The Jets won the game 2-1.

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

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Stars' Garbutt to have Player Safety hearing

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 / 3:05 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt will have a hearing Thursday afternoon with the Department of Player Safety after an incident with Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall in a game Tuesday night at American Airlines Center.

Garbutt was assessed a two-minute penalty for tripping Hall near center ice. Hall remained in the game.

The Stars won the game 3-2.

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

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Stars' Roussel fined for punching Sharks' Braun

Monday, 11.10.2014 / 10:46 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORKDallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel has been fined $5,376.34, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for punching an unsuspecting opponent, San Jose Sharks defenseman Justin Braun, during NHL Game No. 211 in Dallas on Saturday, November 8, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 18:51 of the third period. Roussel was assessed a misconduct penalty.

The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Stars' Roussel to have Player Safety hearing

Sunday, 11.09.2014 / 12:13 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday morning as a result of an incident with San Jose Sharks defenseman Justin Braun in the third period at American Airlines Center on Saturday.

Roussel received two minutes for roughing and a 10-minute game misconduct at 18:51 of the third.

San Jose won the game 5-3.

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Blue Jackets' Johnson suspended three games

Wednesday, 11.05.2014 / 3:59 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Carolina Hurricanes forward Jiri Tlusty during NHL Game No. 176 in Columbus on Tuesday, Nov. 4, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 7:31 of the third period. Johnson was assessed a minor penalty for illegal check to the head.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Johnson will forfeit $70,276.50. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Blue Jackets' Johnson to have Player Safety hearing

Wednesday, 11.05.2014 / 10:00 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson faces a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Wednesday afternoon as the result of an incident with Carolina Hurricanes forward Jiri Tlusty in the third period at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday.

Johnson was given a two-minute penalty at 7:31 of the third period for an illegal check to the head of Tlusty, who left the game and did not return.

Carolina won the game 4-2.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: 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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Ference suspended three games for illegal check

Monday, 11.03.2014 / 11:40 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORKEdmonton Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian during NHL Game No. 163 in Vancouver on Saturday, November 1, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 14:03 of the second period. Ference was assessed a minor penalty for illegal check to the head.

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