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by Paul on 07/28/05 at 02:43 AM ET
In order to crack down on obstruction, sources have told Sportset the NHL plans on implementing both fines and suspensions to deter players from embellishing fouls. In the past, the league was only able to levy a $1000 maximum fine to any offender. Now, the league will give a written warning to first time offenders before proceeding as follows with repeat offenders: Second time: $1000 fine Third time: $2000 fine Fourth time: Automatic one game suspension During the regular season, any player who exceeds the four-time plateau will see the ruling doubled for every incident. Repeat offenders who violate the rules during the playoffs will get a one-time loophole to avoid suspension, but will pay a $5000 fine.
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