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Ottawa forward Jarkko Ruutu's alleged bite attracts attention from the NHL @NHLdotcom

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The NHL is reviewing whether to discipline Ottawa Senators forward Jarkko Ruutu for allegedly biting Buffalo Sabres forward Andrew Peters through his gloved thumb during a game.

NHL spokesman Frank Brown says in an e-mail Wednesday the league reviews everything and added if a suspension is warranted it would be announced before the Senators game at Boston on Thursday.

Ruutu denies he bit Peters although replays seem to show him chomping down on the player's glove.

The incident took place in the first period of Buffalo's 4-2 win Tuesday night when Peters forcefully rubbed the palm of his glove into Ruutu's face at the Senators bench.

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