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Heatley Suspended Two Games

via Pierre LeBrun tweet,

Heatley got suspended 2 games by NHL fot elbow on Ott

added 7:17pm,

TORONTO (March 16, 2011) – San Jose Sharks forward Dany Heatley has been suspended for two games and will forfeit $80,645.16 in salary for delivering an elbow to the head of Dallas Stars player Steve Ott in NHL game #1049 last night, the National Hockey League announced today.

Heatley’s fine is based on his average annual salary and is calculated under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 15:54 of the third period and Heatley was assessed a minor penalty for interference.

added 8:25pm, Scroll to the 40 second mark of the video below to see the elbow…

 

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BetterThanYou's avatar

Yet oddly enough Ott played the PP for Heatley’s penalty.

Posted by BetterThanYou on 03/16/11 at 08:13 PM ET

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Ott, never even got hit, and does a great dive and sell job. Meanwhile Dallas gets away scott free for smashing, boarding and injuring Nick Wallin.

Another *Fair* LOL! Colin Campbell decision.

Posted by gp on 03/16/11 at 08:21 PM ET

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And of course Lagenbrunner gets off scott free on his hit on Wallin. Watch the video, obvious boarding, and head shot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN-2e353fg8

Posted by Gp on 03/16/11 at 08:27 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

The Langenbrunner hit on Wallin should have been a boarding penalty, but c’mon with that shit.  Heatley deserves every minute of those two full games he got for sticking an elbow up on a guy as he passes him.  Steve Ott is a cheapshotting dickweed, but Heatley’s an idiot for pulling that crap.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/16/11 at 08:57 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

Heatley’s usual MO is the slash to the back of the calf.

It takes a special kind of idiot to throw an intentional elbow to the head of a player who is nowhere near the puck while headshots are the hottest topic in the game.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 03/16/11 at 09:41 PM ET

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Well said! I’d have expected this scenario to be reversed. Heatley Ott’ed Ott, and Ott dove like Heatley.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 03/17/11 at 10:32 AM ET

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Sorry, I am a Shark fan, but Heatley earned what he got.  I do agree that if they were going to review the film later that the boarding should also have been assessed.  Keep in even and consistent people, if you really call yourself protecting all players. 

No one should be taking head shots delibertely at other players.  There have been a lot of adverse medical problems shown with players in different sports in the past year, due to getting their bell rung.  This is NOT part of the game, to intentionally cause potential injury to another player.  It also has to be stated that it did not matter if Ott did immediately come back.  It has been demonstrated by medical evidence that blows to the head add up over time, which can lead to future medical problems.  BTW, I do not like Ott, becasue he is effective at being a pain in the butt, but that is his role to play with his team, and he is good at it.

Posted by Umeweall from Manteca, CA on 03/17/11 at 06:50 PM ET

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I really understand the league wanting to do away with head shots but I didn’t realize that malintentions fell underneath that category. Heatley may have wanted to elbow ott i’n the head but he isn’t tall enough and ended up hitting him on the shoulder ott did a great acting job but nonetheless he didn’t hit him in the head.  A head hit from an elbow skating at a fast pace up the ice would knock you out for a good while.  Believe me I have experienced it. But ott should receive an acting award for that dive i agree.

Posted by Gerald Sawyer from New York on 03/18/11 at 12:58 PM ET

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