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Boyes Suspended For The Next Two Pre-Season Games

NEW YORK (September 25, 2011) – Buffalo Sabres forward Brad Boyes has been suspended for two preseason games for an illegal hit to the head of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joe Colborne during a preseason game on September 24, National Hockey League Senior Vice President of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan announced today.

The incident occurred at 1:46 of the first period.

Boyes will miss preseason games tonight at Columbus and Friday at Washington. He is eligible to return Oct. 4 vs. Adler in Manheim, Germany.

A full explanation of Shanahan’s decision, complete with video, will be available on NHL.com later this evening.

added 4:44pm, watch the hit below… (thanks to PuckDaddy for the pointer while I am still trying to recover from the Lions 3-0 start.)

added 8:28pm, Shanahan explains the suspension below (2nd video).


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Hootinani's avatar

2 whole pre-season game?!?!?!  Man, that Shanahan sure means business!

Posted by Hootinani on 09/25/11 at 11:43 PM ET


Shanny’s reasons for only suspending him for two pre-season games are good ones. Boyes has never been an offender and I think with the changes to the rules Shanny is going to give a lot of guys the benefit of the doubt, which is good.

Posted by Iggy Rules on 09/26/11 at 11:16 AM ET

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