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Commissioner Bettman Upholds Antoine Vermette Suspension

NEW YORK (Feb. 25, 2017) – Commissioner Gary Bettman today upheld the 10-game suspension that was assessed to Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette for violating Rule 40.3 (Physical Abuse of Officials) during NHL Game No. 840 in Minnesota on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Vermette met with Commissioner Bettman during a hearing in New York on Thursday, Feb. 23, pursuant to his appeal of the suspension assessed on Thursday, Feb. 16.

The length of the suspension includes four games already served. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Vermette will forfeit $97,222.22. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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