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Department of Player Safety News

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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Edmonton's Potter faces hearing for hit

Monday, 12.16.2013 / 1:05 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Edmonton Oilers defenseman Corey Potter will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Monday afternoon for an incident with Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Bonino on Sunday at Honda Center.

At 5:40 of the second period, Potter received a major penalty and a game misconduct for checking from behind.

Bonino left the game and went to the dressing room, although he eventually returned.

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Jets' Peluso suspended three games for boarding

Sunday, 12.15.2013 / 2:05 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- Winnipeg Jets forward Anthony Peluso has been suspended for three games, without pay, for boarding Dallas Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski during NHL Game No. 489 in Winnipeg on Saturday, Dec. 14, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 15:28 of the second period. Peluso was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Peluso will forfeit $8,653.86. 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=512013&lang=en.

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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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