Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/9/11
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Prior to his hearing with the NHL's vice president of player safety, Brendan Shanahan, Nashville Predators right wing Jordin Tootoo contended he had no intent on running over Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller. "The last thing I wanted to do was run the guy over," Tootoo said Monday prior to his hearing with the league. "There were no intentions of me doing something stupid like that. I did my best to jump out of his way. When you are going that fast and you get a little nudge from your back right on your hips, it changes a lot of the momentum. If I wanted to bury him, my feet would be planted and I would be in a hockey stance." The league would have none of it and Tuesday afternoon Tootoo was suspended two games without pay, costing him $13,513 in salary that will get donated to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. Late in the second period of the game, Tootoo drove toward the Buffalo goal on the left side. As he neared the net, he lost control of the puck and was bumped b...
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