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Department of Player Safety News

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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Maple Leafs' Lupul fined $10,000 for cross-checking

Friday, 01.03.2014 / 2:43 PM / Department of Player Safety News

NEW YORKToronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul has been fined $10,000, the maximum permitted under the CBA, for cross-checking Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves in NHL Game No. 610 in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Wednesday, Jan. 1, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 11:04 of the first period. Lupul was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking.

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

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Blue Jackets' MacKenzie to have hearing Friday

Friday, 01.03.2014 / 8:51 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Friday afternoon for a hit on Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson Thursday night at Jobing.com Arena.

Ekman-Larsson left the game after being driven into the boards by MacKenzie. No penalty was called on the play, but MacKenzie was immediately engaged by Phoenix's Keith Yandle in a fight at 8:52 of the first period.

The Coyotes later announced that Ekman-Larsson would not return to the game with an upper-body injury.

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Maple Leafs' Lupul faces disciplinary hearing

Thursday, 01.02.2014 / 3:24 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday afternoon for a hit delivered to Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on Wednesday.

At 11:04 of the first period, Lupul was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking after the hit against Eaves.

Eaves did not return to the game.

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Bruins' statement regarding Bettman's ruling

Tuesday, 12.24.2013 / 3:17 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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BOSTON, MA -- The Boston Bruins issued the following statement on Tuesday, December 24 in regards to Commissioner Bettman's decision to uphold the 15 game suspension that the NHL Department of Player Safety issued to Bruins forward Shawn Thornton on December 14.

Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli's statement:

"We respect the process including the ability to attend the hearing with Commissioner Bettman in support of Shawn. At this time, we will decline comment until the process is complete and Shawn has exhausted all rights available to him."

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Bettman upholds Thornton's 15-game suspension

Tuesday, 12.24.2013 / 12:15 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Commissioner Gary Bettman today upheld the 15-game suspension that was assessed to Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton by the Department of Player Safety for punching and injuring an unsuspecting opponent, Brooks Orpik of the Pittsburgh Penguins, in NHL Game No. 438 at Boston on Dec. 7.

Commissioner Bettman heard Thornton's appeal at a hearing in New York on Friday, Dec. 20. The original decision was assessed Dec. 14.

The incident occurred at 11:06 of the first period. Thornton was assessed a match penalty for violating NHL Rule 46.15.

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No supplemental discipline for Washington's Wilson

Thursday, 12.19.2013 / 5:51 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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The NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday announced Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will not be subject to supplemental discipline for a check on Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn in a game Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center.

Wilson had a phone hearing Thursday afternoon with the Department of Player Safety.

Here is the Department of Public Safety video explaining the decision: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=515461&lang=en.

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Engelland suspended five games for illegal check

Wednesday, 12.18.2013 / 3:00 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland has been suspended for five games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader during NHL Game No. 491 in Detroit on Saturday, Dec. 14, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 19:30 of the first period. Engelland was assessed a match penalty for an illegal check to the head.

Based on his average annual salary, Engelland will forfeit $14,529.90. 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=514993&lang=en.

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Capitals' Wilson faces disciplinary hearing

Wednesday, 12.18.2013 / 2:08 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday for a hit on Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn in a game Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center.

At 15:17 of the second period Wilson was assessed a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. Wilson also received a five-minute major for fighting in the immediate aftermath of the hit.

Schenn did not return to the game due to an upper-body injury.

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Oilers' Potter suspended two games for boarding

Monday, 12.16.2013 / 5:58 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Edmonton Oilers defenseman Corey Potter has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Bonino during NHL Game No. 504 in Anaheim on Sunday, Dec. 15, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 5:40 of the second period. Potter was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for checking from behind.

Based on his average annual salary, Potter will forfeit $7,948.72. 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=512881&lang=en.

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