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NHL hands J.F. Jacques a three-game suspension

Jan 9, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT

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As PHT anticipated, the NHL did decide to discipline J.F. Jacques for his hit on R.J. Umberger. (Initials on initials crime is wrong, man.) The league decided to give him a three-game ban for his actions, as you can see in this Brendan Shanahan video:

Shanahan & Co. have one more Anaheim Ducks player to rule on, as Francois “Don’t call me Frenchie” Beauchemin still needs a verdict regarding his questionable check.

Update: In case you’re wondering, the suspension will cost Jacques $23,780.49 because he’s a repeat offender. Ducks GM Bob Murray accepted the league’s decision, as you can see via Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times.

“J.F. hit a player that was vulnerable after shooting the puck, and he needs to be more aware in those situations,” Murray said. “We accept the league’s ruling and will move forward.”

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