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Simon Suspended Indefinitely

via TSN Breaking News,

New York Islanders forward Chris Simon has been suspended indefinitely for slashing New York Rangers forward Ryan Hellweg in the face

more…  I am sure a hearing will soon be taking place to determine the length of the suspension.

added 1:00pm, via Bloomberg,

“Supplementary discipline will be assessed’’ when NHL officials meet with the 13-year veteran before the team plays its next game tomorrow, at home against the Washington Capitals, NHL spokesman Frank Brown said in an e-mail.

added 1:38pm, from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Campbell, the NHL’s chief disciplinarian, spent Friday, trying to schedule a face-to-face meeting with Simon to review the play, either in New York or Toronto.
The suspicion is that Simon would receive a significant penalty, perhaps in the 12-to-15-game range, for the attack.

added 3:22pm, from WCBS,

A stick-swinging hit by New York Islanders forward Chris Simon during an NHL game against the New York Rangers is being reviewed for possible criminal prosecution.
A spokesman for Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said today that prosecutors are going to review the tape.

added 4:16pm, via Newday, Hearing is Saturday and Simon suffered a concussion from the hit by Hollweg.

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