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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." / Three game suspension. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 9, 2013 Winchester, a fifth year player, had appeared in 16 games for the Panthers scoring four goals and three assists.

WATCH: Jesse Winchester elbows Chris Kelly in the head

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...

WATCH: Jesse Winchester throws vicious elbow to Chris Kelly's chin

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...

Winchester has scheduled hearing for high-hit on Kelly

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 Hits Bruins’ Chris Kelly With Nasty Elbow, No Penalty is Called (GIF)

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...

Jesse Winchester Suspended Three Games for Elbowing Bruins’ Chris Kelly (Video)

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...

Panthers' Winchester suspended 3 games for hit on Kelly

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...

Florida Panthers Jesse Winchester elbows Chris Kelly; no call

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...

Panthers' Winchester suspended three games

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...

Video- Jesse Winchester Hit On Chris Kelly

No penalty on the play and Kelly did leave the game but returned just a little later.  

NHL Suspends Florida Panthers Jesse Winchester three games for dirty elbow on Chris Kelly

This 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 hits...

Panthers’ Jesse Winchester to Have Phone Hearing Friday After Delivering Elbow to Head of Chris Kelly (Video)

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’...

Jesse Winchester Goes Macho-Man Randy Savage on Chris "Cageface" Kelly

  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. GIF compliments of PuckDaddy 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...

Jesse Winchester Suspended Three Games For Elbowing

Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.  

Bruins Look to Bust Out of Slump Against Panthers, Plan to Simply ‘Get Back to Basics’ (Video)

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...

Bruins get back on track, beat Panthers 4-1

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...
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