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Department of Player Safety News

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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Sharks' Stuart suspended three games

Wednesday, 10.09.2013 / 8:40 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- San Jose Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of New York Rangers forward Rick Nash during NHL Game No. 44 in San Jose on Tuesday, October 8, 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, Stuart will forfeit $36,923.08. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Islanders' Nielsen fined $5,000 for slashing

Wednesday, 10.09.2013 / 4:32 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen has been fined $5,000 for slashing Phoenix Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal in NHL Game No. 38 on Long Island on Tuesday, October 8, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 13:42 of the third period. Nielsen was assessed a minor penalty for slashing.

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

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Bissonnette's suspension reduced to three games

Saturday, 09.28.2013 / 6:55 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced today that it has reduced Phoenix forward Paul Bissonnette's suspension from 10 games to three games for his conduct in leaving his team's bench to join an altercation during NHL Preseason Game No. 9 in Phoenix on September 15, 2013.

In the game in question against the Los Angeles Kings, Bissonnette was assessed a game misconduct under Rule 70.6 for leaving the Players' Bench illegally during an altercation or for the purpose of starting an altercation -- an infraction that also calls for an automatic suspension for 10 Regular Season games.

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Canucks' Weise suspended three preseason games

Monday, 09.23.2013 / 7:50 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK -– Vancouver Canucks forward Dale Weise has been suspended for the team's final three preseason games for delivering an illegal check to the head of Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall during NHL preseason game No. 50 on Saturday, Sept. 21, in Edmonton, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 6:52 of the first period. A minor penalty for illegal check to the head was assessed on the play.

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