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Department of Player Safety News

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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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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Leafs' Phaneuf suspended two games for boarding

Tuesday, 12.10.2013 / 2:18 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORKToronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller during NHL Game No. 450 in Toronto on Sunday, Dec. 8, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 17:43 of the third period. No penalty was assessed to Phaneuf on the play.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Phaneuf will forfeit $66,666.66. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

A full video explanation of the decision will be available on NHL.com later today.

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Bruins' Thornton to have in-person hearing Friday

Tuesday, 12.10.2013 / 12:47 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Boston Bruins left wing Shawn Thornton will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety at the League's New York offices Friday afternoon for an incident with Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Saturday at TD Garden.

Thornton 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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Penguins' Neal suspended five games for kneeing

Monday, 12.09.2013 / 1:00 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORKPittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal has been suspended for five games, without pay, for kneeing Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand 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. Neal received a minor penalty for kneeing.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Neal will forfeit $128,205.15. 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=506355&lang=en

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Toronto's Phaneuf to have hearing for hit

Monday, 12.09.2013 / 6:33 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf will have a hearing Tuesday morning with the NHL's Department of Player safety for a hit on Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller during a game Sunday night at Air Canada Centre.

The incident occurred at the 17:39 mark of the third period when Phaneuf struck Miller in the back near the end boards in the Boston end. Miller left the game and did not return.

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Penguins' Neal to have hearing Monday

Saturday, 12.07.2013 / 11:00 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Pittsburgh Penguins left wing James Neal will have a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday for a hit on Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand on Saturday night at TD Garden.

At 11:06 of the first period, Neal struck Marchand with his knee when Marchand was down on the ice. Marchand remained in the game. Neal was assessed a two-minute minor for kneeing on the play.

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Westgarth suspended two games for boarding

Tuesday, 11.26.2013 / 2:05 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Carolina Hurricanes forward Kevin Westgarth has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki during NHL Game No. 354 in Raleigh on Sunday, Nov. 24, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 7:55 of the first period. Westgarth received a minor penalty for boarding.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Westgarth will forfeit $7,435.90. 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=495276&lang=en.

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Carolina's Westgarth to have hearing Tuesday

Monday, 11.25.2013 / 2:20 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Carolina Hurricanes forward Kevin Westgarth will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday morning for a hit on Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki on Sunday night at PNC Arena.

At 7:55 of the first period, Westgarth hit Borowiecki along the boards. Borowiecki was helped from the ice and did not return to the game.

Westgarth received a two-minute minor for boarding on the play.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: boarding. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

Carolina won the game, 4-1.

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Maple Leafs' Kadri suspended three games

Thursday, 11.14.2013 / 5:31 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK – Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended for three games, without pay, for interference with Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom during NHL Game No. 274 in Minnesota on Wednesday, Nov. 13, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 7:07 of the first period. Kadri received a minor penalty for goaltender interference.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Kadri will forfeit $44,615.37 The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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