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John Scott Suspended For Seven Games For Illegal Check To The Head

Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension,

 

NHL release is below...

NEW YORK (Oct. 31, 2013) – Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott has been suspended for seven games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson during NHL Game No. 138 in Buffalo on Wednesday, Oct. 23, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 5:49 of the third period. Scott received a match penalty for an illegal check to the head.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Scott will forfeit $26,923.05. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Scott already has served three games of this suspension while awaiting an in-person hearing that was convened this morning.

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