Found October 16, 2013 on NESN.com:
Picimg_nhl_apr_11_cfc4
Maxim Lapierre doesn’t know how long he will be suspended for, but the known agitator does know that he’s sorry for the scary hit he delivered on Tuesday night. The Blues forward sent Dan Boyle to the hospital with a vicious hit from behind that resulted in the Sharks defenseman slamming into the boards. Lapierre was slapped with a game misconduct in addition to a five-minute major, and he now awaits his fate, facing an in-person disciplinary hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. The controversial hit had the Sharks up in arms over the collision that left their teammate unconscious and stretchered off the ice, but Lapierre is attempting some damage control, offering his apologies to Boyle. “First of all, I would like to apologize to Dan,” Lapierre told the St. Louis-Dispatch. “You never want to see someone feel that way and, as tough as it is to look at for the fans and his teammates, I feel the same way.” Lapierre’s reputation around the league as a dirty player isn’t...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Maxim Lapierre suspended 5 games for hit on Dan Boyle

The verdict for The People v. Lapierre is in. And Blues forward Maxim Lapierre has been given a five-game suspension for his ugly hit on Dan Boyle along the boards on Tuesday. Boyle was knocked unconscious and taken off the ice in a stretcher. He flew back to San Jose on Wednesday. It’s unclear as of right now when he’ll be able to return to playing. Lapierre had an in-person...

Strickland: Lapierre's hit was more bad luck than dirty play

ST. LOUIS -- Was it avoidable? Probably. San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle's back was turned, so St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre should have let up. NHL rules require that. But was Lapierre's hit, which left Boyle motionless on the ice and sent him to the hospital, "dirty"? No way. It's always scary when a player is wheeled off the ice on a stretcher. It...

Blues' Lapierre offered hearing for hit on Boyle

St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre has been offered an in-person hearing for his hit that knocked out San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle. The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday that Lapierre is suspended pending his hearing. Players have an opportunity for an in-person hearing for any suspension that could exceed five games. Lapierre was given a game misconduct...

Blues' Lapierre suspended, offered in-person hearing

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre has been offered an in-person hearing for his hit that knocked out San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle. The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday that Lapierre is suspended pending his hearing. Players have an opportunity for an in-person hearing for any suspension that could exceed five games. Lapierre was given...

WATCH: Dan Boyle taken off on stretcher after scary hit from behind

In the first period of Tuesday night’s matchup between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues, Blues forward Max Lapierre hit Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle with a vicious hit from behind.  Boyle’s face hit the dasher (top of the boards) and the glass, knocking him clearly out cold.  A melee ensued after the Sharks players realized what had happened and Lapierre was given two...

Sharks’ Dan Boyle Leaves Ice on Stretcher After Dangerous Hit Into Boards From Maxim Lapierre (Video)

Maxim Lapierre’s dirty hit on San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle is likely going to result in him getting a call from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety very soon. The Blues forward hit Boyle in the numbers despite having plenty of time to avoid a hit or make a legal play. Instead, he used his forearm to drill the Sharks veteran into the boards, resulting in a scary collision...

Maxim Lapierre suspended for 5 games

As many expected, Maxim Lapierre has been suspended by the NHL for five games. Lapierre threw a dangerous check at Dan Boyle which caused the San Jose defenseman's face and head to collide awkwardly into the boards. Boyle needed a stretcher to leave the ice.  Here's the video from the NHL about the five-game sentence: No real surprise here. Once it was revealed...

Blues' Lapierre gets five-game suspension

NEW YORK (AP) St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre was suspended for five games without pay by the NHL on Friday for boarding San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle on Tuesday night. Lapierre was assessed a major penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct in the first period of the Blues' 6-2 home loss. He served the first game of the suspension while awaiting an...

Blues Rat Maxim Lapierre suspended indefinitely for dirty hit on Dan Boyle

I am imploring the head of player safety Brendan Shanahan; please throw the book at this Rat, Blues forward Maxim Lapierre for dirty, bush league hit on Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle. Enough is enough. The good news is, Lapierre has an in person hearing with the department of player safety, which means the NHL is probably going to throw the book at him. Sharks forward Joe Pavelski...

Sharks' Boyle expected to fly back to San Jose, skipping Dallas game

Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle remained in a St. Louis hospital Wednesday afternoon though he was expected to fly home to San Jose later in the day for further medical evaluation. The team did not release any details of his condition but in an exchange of texts Boyle sounded optimistic after being knocked unconscious by an illegal check from behind during the first period of Tuesday...

Maxim Lapierre suspended five games for hit on Dan Boyle

The NHL Department of Player Safety has suspended St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre five games for his hit on San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle. Lapierre had an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Friday in New York which allowed for a suspension of more than five games. The department considers Lapierre's infraction boarding. The fact that Boyle...

Paul Stewart: McCloud, Lapierre and Why I Hate the Instigator Rule

Later today, the NHL is going to slap St. Louis forward Maxim Lapierre with at least a five-game suspension for the hit from behind that put San Jose Dan Boyle in the hospital. Cody McLeod is undoubtedly going to be hearing soon from Brendan Shanahan as well for the hit that got Niklas Kronwall carried off on a stretcher in last night's Colorado vs. Detroit game. Sometimes...

Dan Boyle Doing “OK” But Under Observation At The Hospital

from David Pollak of the Working the Corners at the Mercury News, The post-game news on Dan Boyle was good, but not that good. “From what I understand he’s doing OK,” Todd McLellan said of the report from Barnes-Jewish Hospital where Boyle was taken. “They’re going to keep him tonight just for some observation.”... Logan Couture said Lapierre was actually...

Dan Boyle to go home on Wednesday

  getty images The San Jose Sharks issued the following update Wednesday: “Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle was kept overnight at a hospital in St. Louis. He will be returning to San Jose later today to continue his medical care and undergo further evaluation.” San Jose Mercury News beat writer David Pollak exchanged texts with Boyle on Wednesday morning in which Pollak said Boyle...

Another day, another player stretchered off the ice in the NHL

Is it just me, or does it seem like the number of extremely dirty hits are at an all-time high in the NHL? Just a few days after we witnessed an unconscious Dan Boyle get stretchered off the ice there was a similar incident in Colorado. This time the perpetrator was Cody McCleod who drove Niklas Kronwall’s head into the boards as the Red Wings defenseman had his back to the Avalanche...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.