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  1. NHL suspends Scott Nichol four games for elbow on David Schlemko

    Jan 18, 2011, 1:44 PM EST

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    The NHL handed Sharks forward Scott Nichol a four-game suspension for his hit on Coyotes defenseman David Schlemko.

  2. Danny Briere fined $1K for punching Brandon Prust from the Flyers’ bench

    Jan 17, 2011, 8:04 PM EST

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    Danny Briere received a $1,000 fine for taking a swing at Brandon Prust despite being on the Flyers’ bench.

  3. Leafs Mike Brown suspended three games for head shot on Ed Jovanovski

    Jan 14, 2011, 7:06 PM EST

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    Maple Leafs forward Mike Brown is getting a league mandated vacation after catching Ed Jovanovski with a clear violation of Rule 48.

  4. NHL suspends Shane O’Brien two games for high-sticking Stephen Weiss

    Jan 14, 2011, 4:12 PM EST

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    The NHL decided to suspend Predators defenseman Shane O’Brien two games for high-sticking Panthers center Stephen Weiss.

  5. NHL hands Ben Eager four-game suspension for cheap shot on Colby Armstrong

    Jan 8, 2011, 12:46 PM EST

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    The NHL handed Ben Eager a well-deserved four game suspension for his sucker punch on Colby Armstrong.

  6. Perennial bad apple Jesse Boulerice receives 10-game suspension from AHL for mild check on ref

    Jan 8, 2011, 11:37 AM EST

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    Jesse Boulerice added another bullet point to his staggering resume of dumb acts by receiving a 10-game suspension from the NHL after bumping a referee.

  7. Rash of head shots earn heavy suspensions for three WJC players

    Dec 29, 2010, 2:26 PM EST

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    The IIHF decided to hand out more than the standard one game suspension for three hits during the World Junior Championships, as Canada’s Zack Kassian received one extra game while Slovakian players Martin Marincin received three extra and Peter Hrasko received two extra.

  8. WJC updates: Etem apologizes to Buffalo, Kassian faces suspension

    Dec 28, 2010, 8:15 PM EST

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    Some assorted 2011 World Junior Championships news: Emerson Etem apologizes for Buffalo bashing while Zack Kassian faces a possible suspension for a check he delivered today.

  9. Islanders news: Matt Martin suspended for 2 games, Kyle Okposo practices in full gear

    Dec 20, 2010, 6:45 PM EST

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    The good news: Kyle Okposo practiced in full gear today. The bad news: Matthew Martin was suspended for two games. The worst news: the Islanders are still the Islanders.

  10. NHL suspends Jody Shelley two games for check from behind on Adam McQuaid

    Dec 13, 2010, 12:35 PM EST

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    The NHL handed Flyers enforcer Jody Shelley a two-game suspension for his hit from behind on Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid

  11. David Perron still recovering from concussions related to Joe Thornton hit

    Nov 29, 2010, 12:35 PM EST

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    David Perron is making progress – albeit slow – from concussion issues stemming from the hit that earned Joe Thornton a two game suspension.

  12. Poll results: PHT readers agree with Olli Jokinen’s three game suspension

    Nov 19, 2010, 9:00 PM EST

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    PHT readers agreed with the league’s three game suspension of Olli Jokinen. For the most part, at least.

  13. NHL suspends Olli Jokinen three games for cross-check

    Nov 18, 2010, 4:51 PM EST

    Olli Jokinen

    The NHL decided to suspend Olli Jokinen three games for his cross-check on Wojtek Wolski. Check out the video of the hit and vote in the poll to determine if the suspension was too light, too harsh or just right.

  14. Mattias Ritola receives two game suspension for hit on Matt Moulson

    Nov 18, 2010, 1:26 PM EST

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    Even Mattias Ritola’s coach thinks that he deserves a suspension for his hit on Matt Moulson. The NHL agreed, handing him a two game suspension.

  15. Nazem Kadri will face two-game suspension if he returns to AHL

    Nov 13, 2010, 10:50 PM EST

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    Who knows if he’ll actually ever serve the suspension, but the AHL suspended recent Toronto Maple Leafs call-up Nazem Kadri for two games. He won’t serve that suspension unless he returns to the Marlies/minors, though.

  16. Sharks GM Doug Wilson sounds off about Joe Thornton’s suspension

    Nov 5, 2010, 6:47 PM EST

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    The Sharks aren’t happy at all about the two-game suspension to Joe Thornton and Sharks GM Doug Wilson has a few things to say about it.

  17. Joe Thornton suspended two games for hitting David Perron; Sharks furious over decision

    Nov 5, 2010, 4:31 PM EST

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    San Jose Sharks v St. Louis Blues

    In further proof that we’re bad at guessing how the Wheel of Justice will spin, Sharks captain Joe Thornton gets suspended for two games for his hit on Blues forward David Perron.

  18. Daniel Briere suspended for three games for cross checking incident vs. Islanders

    Nov 1, 2010, 11:50 AM EST

    Stanley Cup Media Day

    The NHL’s Wheel of Justice has spun for Daniel Briere, and it spins him a three-game in-season vacation.

  19. Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas receives automatic one-game suspension for boarding penalty

    Oct 27, 2010, 2:27 PM EST

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    At first I was surprised to hear this news, but it could be that I was fooled by local announcers Daryl “Razor” Reaugh and Ralph Strangis into thinking it was a bit more of an “incidental” hit. But now it all makes sense: Stephane Robidas received a one-game suspension today because the league automatically does…

  20. Rick Rypien suspended six games for assaulting fan; Canucks fined $25,000

    Oct 22, 2010, 1:26 PM EST

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    Canucks forward Rick Rypien gets a six-game suspension, but we’re left feeling that that wasn’t enough.

  21. NHL suspends Canucks forward Rick Rypien indefinitely pending a hearing

    Oct 20, 2010, 2:08 PM EST

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    The NHL has handed down at least their initial word about how they’re going to handle things with Vancouver forward Rick Rypien and his grabby hands towards a Minnesota fan. The league has suspended Rypien indefinitely pending a hearing. Given what happened last night in St. Paul and the fact the Canucks play again tonight…

  22. Niklas Hjalmarsson suspended for two games for hit from behind

    Oct 12, 2010, 7:39 PM EST

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    The NHL suspended Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson for two games for his hit on Sabres forward Jason Pominville. This times out well enough to get Hjalmarsson back on the ice to play the Sabres again on Saturday. Who’s ready to play the feud?!

  23. NHL suspends James Wisniewski two games for obscene gesture toward Sean Avery

    Oct 12, 2010, 6:23 PM EST

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    The NHL has a funny way of legislating bad behavior more harshly than dirty hits, but it’s pretty difficult to deny the need to suspend James Wisniewski for the lewd gestures he made toward perennial pest Sean Avery. TSN reports that Wisniewski will receive a two-game suspension for his childish behavior. (Read Joe’s initial take…

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