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BLACKHAWKS’ HJALMARSSON SUSPENDED FOR REMAINDER OF PRESEASON AND ONE REGULAR-SEASON GAME FOR CHARGING

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson has been suspended for the remainder of the preseason and one regular season game for charging St. Louis Blues forward Ty Rattie during NHL Preseason Game No. 49 in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 1, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 18:55 of the third period. Hjalmarsson was assessed a match penalty for illegal check to the head.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Hjalmarsson will forfeit $22,777.78. 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-277350912/c-45047803.

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