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[Suspension] Lightning's Thompson suspended two games for illegal check to the head

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#1 Blueberries


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:30 PM



NEW YORK – Tampa Bay forward Nate Thompson has been suspended for two games, without pay, for delivering an illegal check to the head of New Jersey Devils forward Matt D'Agostini during NHL Game No. 502 in Tampa on Friday, March 29, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Thompson will forfeit $9,729.72. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 11:13 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.

For a full explanation of the decision,complete with video, please click on the following link:http://video.nhl.com...0&id=231946.

Edited by LegitCanuck, 30 March 2013 - 02:36 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

Good call
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

Well deserved.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

If it was Nash it would have been a stern warning.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:38 PM

Shoulda got more. Headhunters need 10+ games.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

Well deserved.

as the saying goes.... even a broken clock is right twice a day.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:20 PM

Definitely a suspension there.. but this actually makes me really mad. He gets two games for that, but Edler also got two games... Sigh.

I'm just not going to ever not be mad about that, am I?
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