Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 11/28/11

BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 29: Goalie Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres guards the net against the Boston Bruins during a game at HSBC Arena on January 29, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
One of the truly deplorable things about the NHL's supplemental discipline process is when injuries are politicized; like, for example, hastily reporting the severity of an injury with the hope that an opposing player would be punished for it. Since the NHL takes injuries into account when doling out punishment, the process invites it. So before any official decision was handed out from the NHL after Milan Lucic's hit on Ryan Miller on Nov. 12, Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier declared that his goaltender had a concussion, telling the Buffalo News: "If this hit and other types of hits like this are not suspended, we are opening up the possibility of losing goaltenders to injury," Regier said sternly. "And not just injury, but concussion. ... When I look at the position of goaltending. in a lot of ways it's not unlike quarterback in football. I feel very strongly the protection has to be provided and players committing these types of action should be punished. The last thing we need to...
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