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by Paul on 09/26/11 at 10:06 PM ET
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski has been suspended for the remainder of the preseason and for eight regular-season games and will forfeit $536,585.36 for an illegal check to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck during a preseason game on September 23, NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan announced today.
Wisniewski, who was suspended last season, is classified as a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Accordingly, he forfeits his salary based on the number of games in the season (82), rather than the number of days (185). The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Following the horn that ended the third period, Wisniewski delivered a blow that targeted Clutterbuck’s head and made it the principal point of contact. Wisniewski was assessed a minor penalty for illegal check to the head.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski has been suspended for the remainder of the preseason and eight regular season games for his actions in the Blue Jackets’ game at Minnesota on September 23, the club and National Hockey League announced tonight.
“The decision has been rendered and we will comply with the ruling made by the League,” Howson said.
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