Ducks forward Jean-Francois Jacques
has been suspended for three games for delivering an illegal check to the head of Columbus forward R.J. Umberger during Anaheim's 7-4 win over Columbus on Sunday night at Honda Center.
Defenseman Francois Beauchemin
, who took part in a hearing to review a hit he made on Columbus forward Jeff Carter in the game, received no punishment.
“J.F. hit a player that was vulnerable after shooting the puck, and he needs to be more aware in those situations," said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. "We accept the league’s ruling and will move forward.”
From the NHL: Jacques, who was suspended on Sept. 24, 2011, is classified as a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The incident occurred at 14:17 of the third period. A major penalty for elbowing was assessed on the play.
Jacques will be eligible to return Jan. 15 at Vancouver.
Here is a video of the full explanation of the decision: