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Department of Player Safety News

Islanders' Grabner suspended two games

Monday, 10.21.2013 / 6:34 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- New York Islanders forward Michael Grabner has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Carolina Hurricanes forward Nathan Gerbe during NHL Game No. 117 on Long Island on Saturday, Oct. 19, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:42 of the first period. No penalty was called on the play.

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Avalanche's McLeod suspended five games

Monday, 10.21.2013 / 6:21 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod has been suspended for five games, without pay, for boarding Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall during NHL Game No. 107 in Denver on Thursday, Oct. 17, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 2:13 of the first period. McLeod was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for boarding.

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Islanders' Grabner facing hearing

Sunday, 10.20.2013 / 5:07 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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New York Islanders forward Michael Grabner will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday for an incident against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

At approximately 6:42 of the first period, Grabner collided with Hurricanes forward Nathan Gerbe in the left wing faceoff circle, sending Gerbe to the ice. There was no penalty called on the play and Gerbe took his regular shifts throughout 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.

Carolina won the game, 4-3.

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Blues' Lapierre suspended five games for boarding

Friday, 10.18.2013 / 5:40 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK - St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre has been suspended for five games, without pay, for boarding San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle during NHL Game No. 89 in St. Louis on Tuesday, October 15, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Lapierre will forfeit $28,205.15. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 5:22 of the first period. Lapierre was assessed a major penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct.

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Colorado's McLeod faces in-person hearing

Friday, 10.18.2013 / 5:07 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Colorado Avalanche left wing Cody McLeod will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday at the League's New York offices after a boarding incident during a game Thursday' against the Detroit Red Wings at Pepsi Center.
 
McLeod 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.

At 2:13 of the first period, McLeod was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Detroit's Niklas Kronwall.
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Blues' Lapierre faces disciplinary hearing Friday

Thursday, 10.17.2013 / 9:13 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre has agreed to an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an incident against the San Jose Sharks at Scottrade Center on Oct 15. The hearing will take place Friday afternoon.

Lapierre 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. He is suspended pending his hearing.

At 5:22 of the first period, Lapierre hit San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle near the boards in the San Jose zone. Lapierre was assessed a major penalty for checking from behind on the play. He also received a game misconduct, as well as a fighting major for an additional altercation after the whistle.

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Capitals' Chimera fined for boarding

Tuesday, 10.15.2013 / 10:22 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -– Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera has been fined $4,487.18, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for boarding Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz in NHL Game No. 80 in Washington on Monday, October 14, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 19:19 of the first period. Chimera was assessed a minor penalty for boarding.

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Sabres' Kaleta suspended 10 games

Tuesday, 10.15.2013 / 6:45 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta has been suspended for 10 games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson during NHL Game No. 49 in Buffalo on Thursday, October 10, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

Kaleta is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $152,439.00. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Sabres' Kaleta to have in-person hearing for hit

Friday, 10.11.2013 / 9:08 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Buffalo Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta will have an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday for an incident against the Columbus Blue Jackets at First Niagara Center on Oct 10.

Kaleta 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. He is suspended pending his hearing.

At 3:10 of the first period, Kaleta collided with Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson near the boards just inside the Buffalo zone. No penalty was assessed for that hit, but Kaleta received a fighting major after engaging with the Blue Jackets' Jared Boll after the hit.

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Canucks' Edler suspended three games

Friday, 10.11.2013 / 3:04 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK – Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl during NHL Game No. 56 in Vancouver on Thursday, October 10, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

Edler is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and based on his average annual salary, he will forfeit $182,926.83. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 19:46 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.

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