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STARS’ OLEKSIAK SUSPENDED TWO GAMES FOR ILLEGAL CHECK TO THE HEAD

Dallas Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Philadelphia Flyers forward Chris VandeVelde during NHL Game No. 411 in Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 10, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 7:30 of the third period.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Oleksiak will forfeit $10,208.34. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: https://www.nhl.com/video/t-277440360/c-47275003.

SENATORS’ BOROWIECKI SUSPENDED TWO GAMES FOR BOARDING

Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli during NHL Game No. 412 in Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 10, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 2:38 of the first period. Borowiecki was assessed a major penalty for boarding.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Borowiecki will forfeit $12,222.22. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: https://www.nhl.com/video/t-277440360/c-47273603.

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