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Hearing Expected For Ruutu’s Bite

From TSN,

Sources tell TSN the National Hockey League is expected to schedule a hearing today to determine discipline for Ottawa Senators forward Jarkko Ruutu following a biting incident Tuesday night in Buffalo.

Paul posted a better clip of the incident earlier, and there indeed may have been a bite, even as Peters waltzed between hand-flailing and looking merely bothered that the refs didn’t see anything worth acting on when he flashed them his thumb and his mouth. My question is, if a guy’s got your arms blocked, backing you into the boards, and perhaps ramming a big, hard thumb in your mouth, what is the League-advised protocol?

Definitely better bites on hand to be had in the various Scotiabank Place restaurants.

Update - 3:40PM EST

As posted by Alanah, Ruutu has been suspended for 2 games.

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Native of Northern California.  Hockey fan since 1998... sort of... there's a hiatus in there that I still can't explain.

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