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Department of Player Safety News

Jets' Peluso to have hearing for hit

Sunday, 12.15.2013 / 12:00 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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Winnipeg Jets forward Anthony Peluso will have a telephone hearing Sunday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit on Dallas Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski on Saturday.

At 15:28 of the second period, Peluso received a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct for his hit on Goligoski. Dallas scored twice during the five-minute power play and won the game 6-4.

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Penguins' Engelland to have in-person hearing

Saturday, 12.14.2013 / 11:50 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland will have an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Wednesday after being assessed a match penalty Saturday night for a first-period hit on Justin Abdelkader of the Detroit Red Wings.

Engelland 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.


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Thornton suspended 15 games for Orpik incident

Saturday, 12.14.2013 / 4:00 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton has been suspended for 15 games, without pay, for punching an unsuspecting opponent, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, and causing a serious injury during NHL Game No. 438 in Boston on Saturday, Dec. 7, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

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

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Thornton will forfeit $84,615.45. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Clarkson suspended two games for illegal check

Saturday, 12.14.2013 / 12:31 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson has been suspended for two games, without pay, for delivering an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka during NHL Game No. 477 in St. Louis on Thursday, Dec. 12, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 6:28 of the second period. Clarkson was assessed a minor penalty for illegal check to the head.

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Toronto's Clarkson to have hearing for hit on Sobotka

Friday, 12.13.2013 / 5:20 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Toronto Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Saturday morning for a hit on St. Louis Blues left wing Vladimir Sobotka in a game Thursday night at Scottrade Center.

At 6:28 of the second period, Clarkson was assessed a two-minute minor for an illegal check to the head of Sobotka, who 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.

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Flyers forward Schenn fined for cross-checking

Friday, 12.13.2013 / 11:29 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK - Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has been fined $2,230.77. the maximum permitted under the CBA, for cross-checking Chicago forward Kris Versteeg in NHL Game No. 471 in Chicago on Wednesday, Dec. 11, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 13:25 of the second period. No penalty was assessed to Schenn on the play.

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

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Panik suspended two games for boarding

Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 7:36 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Richard Panik has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner during NHL Game No. 459 in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 10, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 16:31 of the second period. A major penalty for boarding was assessed to Panik on the play.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Panik will forfeit $7,589.74. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Cowen suspended two games for illegal check

Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 3:05 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons during NHL Game No. 458 in Buffalo on Tuesday, Dec. 10, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 18:03 of the third period. No penalty was assessed to Cowen on the play.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Cowen will forfeit $31,794.88. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Senators' Cowen to have hearing Wednesday

Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 9:02 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Wednesday for a hit on Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons Tuesday night at First Niagara Center.

At 18:02 of the third period, Cowen came across the ice to hit Girgensons as he entered the Ottawa zone. No penalty was called on the play. Girgensons remained in the game.

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Lightning's Panik to have hearing Wednesday

Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 9:02 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Richard Panik will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Wednesday for a hit on Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner Tuesday night at Verizon Center.

At 16:31 of the second period, Panik hit Alzner in the neutral zone, driving him into the boards. Alzner remained down briefly, but returned to the game in the third period. Panik was assessed a five-minute major for boarding on the play.

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