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Department of Player Safety News

Blue Jackets' Comeau banned two games for boarding

Wednesday, 03.12.2014 / 2:58 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Blake Comeau has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith during NHL Game No. 979 in Columbus on Tuesday, March 11, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 12:47 of the first period. Comeau was assessed a minor penalty for boarding.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Comeau will forfeit $10,256.42. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Kings' Nolan to have hearing

Monday, 03.10.2014 / 9:33 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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Los Angeles Kings center Jordan Nolan will have a hearing Monday for his punch to Edmonton Oilers left wing Jesse Joensuu during the second period Sunday at Rexall Place in Edmonton.

Nolan was issued a pair of roughing penalties on the play at 19:56 of the second period. Joensuu was issued a cross-checking penalty in the same sequence.

The following grounds for the proposed supplemental discipline are being considered: a punch to Joensuu. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to these infractions accordingly upon further review.

The Kings won the game, 4-2.

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Canucks' Kassian suspended three games for boarding

Friday, 03.07.2014 / 4:31 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK - Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian has been suspended for three games, without pay, for boarding Dallas Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon during NHL Game No. 944 in Dallas on Thursday, March 6, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

Kassian is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $32,103.66. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 18:30 of the first period. Kassian was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.

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Canucks' Kassian to have hearing

Friday, 03.07.2014 / 6:54 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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Vancouver Canucks right wing Zack Kassian will have a hearing Friday for his hit on Dallas Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon during the first period Thursday at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Kassian was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct at 18:40 of the first.

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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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