Mar 3, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT
The NHL has suspended Washington defenseman Dmity Orlov two games for what the league deemed an illegal, retaliatory hit from behind on Philadelphia’s Brayden Schenn.
Schenn did not suffer a serious injury on the play, and Orlov has no disciplinary history.
Still, the league ruled that the onus was on Orlov to “avoid this check entirely, or, at the very least, to minimize it,” instead of “exploding up and into the hit, to deliver a violent check.”
Under terms of the CBA, Orlov will forfeit $7,076.92 in salary, with the money going to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
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