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Department of Player Safety News

Rangers' John Moore faces in-person hearing

Tuesday, 10.28.2014 / 5:08 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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New York Rangers defenseman John Moore has accepted an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety as the result of an incident with Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula at 7:12 of the second period at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

Moore was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for any suspension that can exceed five games. The hearing will take place on Wednesday afternoon.

Moore received a match penalty on the play.

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Sharks' Scott suspended two games

Monday, 10.27.2014 / 6:26 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- San Jose Sharks forward John Scott has been suspended for two games, without pay, for leaving the bench on a legal line change and starting an altercation with Anaheim Ducks forward Tim Jackman during NHL Game No. 120 in Anaheim on Sunday, October 26, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

Scott is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $17,073.18. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Sharks' Scott faces Player Safety hearing Monday

Monday, 10.27.2014 / 2:22 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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San Jose Sharks forward John Scott will have a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday afternoon for leaving the players' bench on a legal line change to start an altercation during the third period at Honda Center on Sunday.

At 13:56 of the third period, Scott entered the playing surface on a line change and immediately engaged in a fight with Tim Jackman of the Anaheim Ducks. Scott was given an instigator minor, a fighting major, a game misconduct.

San Jose won the game 4-1.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: Leaving the players' bench on a legal line change to start an altercation. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

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Quintal to lead NHL Department of Player Safety

Monday, 09.08.2014 / 1:00 PM / Department of Player Safety News

The National Hockey League announced today that Stephane Quintal has been named Senior Vice President of Player Safety.

Quintal had been serving in that role on an interim basis since April 11, 2014, when Brendan Shanahan left his position as Senior Vice President of Player Safety to become the President of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Following an extensive evaluation process that included interviews with many qualified candidates, it was determined that the goals and objectives of the Department of Player Safety would be served best under Quintal's continued leadership.

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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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