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Department of Player Safety News

Capitals' Orlov suspended two games for boarding

Monday, 03.03.2014 / 4:14 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn during NHL Game No. 912 in Washington on Sunday, March 2, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 9:33 of the third period. Orlov was assessed a major penalty for boarding.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and based on his average annual salary, Orlov will forfeit $7,076.92. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Capitals' Orlov to have phone hearing

Sunday, 03.02.2014 / 9:08 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov will have a phone hearing Monday for his hit on Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn during the third period Sunday at Verizon Center.

Orlov, who scored two goals in the game, was assessed a major penalty for boarding at 9:33 of the third.

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Islanders' Hamonic suspended one game

Saturday, 03.01.2014 / 6:23 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic has been suspended, without pay, for one game for instigating a fight during the final five minutes of NHL Game No. 903 at Nassau Coliseum this afternoon, March 1, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

Hamonic will forfeit $19,780.22 in salary. In addition, New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano has been fined $10,000.

Hamonic was assessed a minor penalty for instigation, a major penalty for fighting and a game misconduct at 15:23 of the third period. Both the suspension to the player and the fine of the coach are automatic for a violation of Rule 46.22.

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Avs' Johnson suspended two games for slashing

Tuesday, 02.11.2014 / 3:24 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK - Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson has been suspended for two games, without pay, for slashing New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen during NHL Game No. 878 in New York on Saturday, Feb. 8, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 12:09 of the third period. Johnson was assessed a minor penalty for slashing.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and based on his average annual salary, Johnson will forfeit $38,461.54. 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: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=560334&lang=en.

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Avalanche's Johnson to have phone hearing

Monday, 02.10.2014 / 11:48 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson will have a phone hearing Tuesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a third-period slash on New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen on Saturday night.

Nielsen was skating for a loose puck in the Avalanche's zone when Johnson slashed him on the wrists with 7:54 left in the third period. Johnson was given a two-minute penalty on the play.

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Canadiens' Emelin fined $5,000 for butt-ending

Friday, 02.07.2014 / 8:10 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin has been fined $5,000 for butt-ending Vancouver Canucks forward Pascal Pelletier during NHL Game No. 860 in Montreal on Thursday, Feb. 6, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 11:35 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.

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

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Coyotes' Hanzal fined for high-sticking

Friday, 01.17.2014 / 3:32 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORKPhoenix Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal has been fined $5,000 for high-sticking Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth during NHL Game No. 720 in Phoenix on Thursday, Jan. 16, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 15:55 of the third period. Hanzal was assessed a double-minor penalty for high-sticking on the play.

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

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Myers suspended three games for check to the head

Monday, 01.06.2014 / 5:25 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of New Jersey Devils forward Dainius Zubrus during NHL Game No. 628 in Buffalo on Saturday, Jan. 4, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 7:02 of the third period. Myers was assessed a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and based on his average annual salary, Myers will forfeit $84,615.39. 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: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=530572&lang=en.

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Sabres' Myers to have hearing Monday

Sunday, 01.05.2014 / 12:44 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday afternoon for a hit on New Jersey Devils center Dainius Zubrus on Saturday night at First Niagara Center.

Myers received a two-minute minor for an illegal check to the head of Zubrus at 7:02 of the third period. Zubrus remained in the game.

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.

Buffalo won the game, 2-1.

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MacKenzie suspended three games for boarding

Friday, 01.03.2014 / 5:00 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORKColumbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie has been suspended for three games, without pay, for boarding Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson during NHL Game No. 620 in Phoenix on Thursday, Jan. 2, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 8:46 of the first period. No penalty was assessed for the hit.

Under the terms of the collective Bargaining Agreement and based on his average annual salary, MacKenzie will forfeit $15,384.63. 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: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=527989

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