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Video: Warren Peters receives a one-game suspension

Feb 19, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT

Warren Peters was forced to miss Sunday’s game against Boston after receiving a five-minute major and a game misconduct for cross-checking St. Louis’ David Backes in the head on Saturday. The NHL’s explanation is below.

The suspension probably would have been longer if Backes was hurt or Peters had been suspended or fined in the past. Peters has 55 penalty minutes in 74 career NHL games, with 15 of them coming on Saturday. Peters will also forfeit $2,905.41 in salary as a result of this suspension.

  1. eggserino - Feb 19, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    How was that an “accidental” cross check to the head? He didn’t let up when his stick didn’t make contact with the shoulder. He kept extending. One game?! Illegal contact to the head. Intent to injure. He was retaliating for a play in which he thought Backes injured one of his teammates.

    I thought we wanted to get this stuff out of the game…

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