Posted October 31, 2013 on AP on Fox
Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott was suspended for seven games without pay by the NHL on Thursday for his illegal check to Boston forward Loui Eriksson's head. Scott received a match penalty for the hit in the Sabres' 5-2 home loss Oct. 23. Scott skated in from Eriksson's right and leveled him with a shoulder to the face. Ericksson sustained a concussion and is sidelined indefinitely. The suspension will cost Scott $26,923. He has served three games of the suspension while awaiting an in-person hearing.

Sabres’ John Scott suspended seven games for Loui Eriksson headshot

John Scott, the Buffalo Sabres forward has been suspended for seven games for an illegal check on Loui Eriksson of Boston, to his head. This announcement made by the NHL. The 31 year old Scott was suspended indefinitely until he met face to face with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety, a meeting that took place yesterday. He has already served three of the seven games and missed...

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Scott suspended seven games for hit on the Bruins Loui Erikson

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Happy Birthday to Drew Stafford

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Sabres John Scott suspended 7 games for head shot

Buffalo Sabres enforcer and forward John Scott likely knew after the fact that he was facing a suspension, and today that prediction came true. Scott has been suspended for the next seven games after an in-person hearing regarding his head shot on Boston Bruins’ Loui Eriksson that left the forward concussed. Scott, who stands at 6 feet 8 inches, was expected to get a much harsher...

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Patrick Kaleta Placed on Waivers, Sabres GM Says He Must ‘Change His Game’ to Stay in NHL

After the John Scott-Loui Eriksson incident, some critics started calling for more accountability from organizations for the players they employ. It would seem that the Buffalo Sabres were listening. Patrick Kaleta has been placed on waivers by the team Saturday, Elliotte Friedman reports. Kaleta was in the midst of serving a 10-game suspension from a hit to the head delivered...

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