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Florida Panthers forward Jesse Winchester has been suspended three games by the NHL for his dangerous elbow to the head of Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly during Thursday’s game at TD Garden.
“Rather than make a legal check, Winchester elevates and extends his left elbow, making significant contact with Kelly’s head,” said Brendan Shanahan of the league’s Department of Player Safety. “While not all elbowing penalties necessarily rise to the level of supplemental discipline, on this play, the degree to which Winchester extends his elbow and the force of the contact to Kelly’s head is significant.”
“I know Jesse Winchester. We played together and he’s probably one of the nicest guys in hockey so I’m sure it wasn’t intentional,” said Kelly after Thursday’s game.
For a full explanation of the decision, check out the NHL’s official suspension video below.
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Is it just us, or has the start of this NHL season featured a ridiculous number of brutal and unnecessary hits to the head? You can add another one to the list as Florida's Jesse Winchester landed a flying elbow on Boston's Chris Kelly. As awful as this hit is, it might be worse that there wasn't a penalty called on the play. Winchester sees Kelly, lines him up, jumps...
Jesse Winchester threw a vicious hit to the chin of Chris Kelly early in the first period of Thursday nights game in Boston. No penalty was called, however Winchester will most likely get a call from the director of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan. Kelly appears to be fine, as he returned to the ice late in the first period. Lets take a look, shall we? First of all, Winchester extends...
Florida's Jesse Winchester will have a telephone disciplinary hearing at 4:30 tomorrow to discuss his high hit on Chris Kelly last night.FLA's Jesse Winchester has 4:30 pm ET telephone disciplinary hearing with NHL for his hit on BOS's Chris Kelly.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 8, 2013No penalty was called on the play, and Kelly eventually got up under...
Jesse Winchester will likely receive a call from Brendan Shanahan and the NHL’s Department of Player Safety over the next 24 hours for his nasty elbow to the head of Bruins center Chris Kelly during the first period of Thursday’s game.
The Panthers forward not only delivered a vicious elbow with Kelly’s head being the principal point of contact, it also appeared that his skates...
Add another to the Shanaban List.Florida Panthers center Jesse Winchester was suspended for three games by the NHL for his elbow to Bruins forward Chris Kelly.Three games is rather significant, as a hit like this in previous years probably would not have seen more than two. Combine that with the fact that Winchester has never been fined or suspended at any point in his career, it...
I love hard hitting hockey, I love a good fight, but this
crap by Florida Panthers forward Jesse Winchester. This is a dirty hit, the Florida forward throws a dirty chicken wing elbow on Boston Bruin's
forward Chris Kelly. Come
on! I believe dirty hits like this should cause a player to miss a minimum of
one game. This should be an automatic suspension with what we know...
The Florida Panthers will be without Jesse Winchester for three contests after the NHL suspended the center for his hit on Chris Kelly of the Boston Bruins.
Winchester delivered a nasty elbow to Kelly on Thursday which did not draw a penalty at the time.
"@NHLPlayerSafety: Jesse Winchester suspension video. http://t.co/Qrj3ZPZUHQ" / Three game suspension.
— Bob McKenzie...
was a very good call by the NHL's Department of Player Safety, this is an
illegal check to the head. That fact that there wasn’t a penalty called on the
play is a head scratcher. I didn't think Jesse Winchester would get three game for this bush league hit, but I applaud the
decision. Players have got to eventually get the message that cannot make these
Florida Panthers forward Jesse Winchester has been suspended for three games, without pay, for elbowing Boston Bruins forward Chris Kelly during NHL Game No. 230 in Boston on Thursday, November 7, 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, Winchester...
No penalty on the play and Kelly did leave the game but returned just a little later.
Jesse Winchester wasn’t penalized for his high hit on Chris Kelly during Thursday night’s game, but he may now be looking at a suspension.
Winchester will have a phone hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Friday to review the hit, which involved the Panthers center leaving his feet to deliver an elbow to Kelly’s head early in the first period of the Bruins’...
Goddamit. We just got Loui Eriksson back from concussion when Jesse Winchester (Not related to Sam or Dean) decides to throw a leaping elbow into Chris Kelly's head.
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Amazingly enough, there was no penalty on the play... solid work, NHL.
Anyways, WInchester should expect at least a phone call for that one. No idea...
Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.
The Bruins are in the midst of a slump, dropping four of their last five games, but the B’s will look to turn things around when the Panthers come to town on Thursday night.
While the Bruins have showed flashes of excellence in the early part of the season, they’ve also been plagued by inconsistency and Claude Julien has been preaching better decision-making with his players...
The Bruins got back on the winning track and beat the lowly Panthers 4-1 at the TD Garden.It was another slow start for the B's (stop me if you've heard that these past three weeks). A scoreless first period between the two teams with not much going on, save for a questionable high-hit on Chris Kelly from Jesse Winchester which saw no penalty called. Gregory Campbell fought Winchester...