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BREAKING: NHL Hands Out Suspension After Vicious Cross Check to The Face

Published December 10, 2022 at 1:12 PM
BY SKY

In a tense game between the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins last night, Buffalo Sabres forward Jeff Skinner's truly harmful play—rather than the outcome or any player's performance—was the key moment.

Check out how Penguins winger Jake Guentzel's gave some additional taps on Sabres goaltender Craig Anderson, which sparked a reaction in Jeff Skinner to earn him a five-minute misconduct penalty and a ban from the NHL Player Safety Committee below:


Jeff Skinner of Buffalo has been given a three-game suspension for cross-checking Jake Guentzel of Pittsburgh.



Each stick infraction, like the one with Jeff Skinner, seems to result in a different length of suspension, or even a fine, like Kirill Kaprizov received just over a month ago for viciously high sticking LA Kings Drew Doughty. It appears that NHL player safety continues to spin the wheel, or flip a coin, when deciding punishments.

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BREAKING: NHL Hands Out Suspension After Vicious Cross Check to The Face

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