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The Department of Player Safety announces punishment for Buffalo Sabres player after cross check

Published December 10, 2022 at 2:51 PM
BY SAM

Last night in a game between the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins things got out of hand when Sabres forward Jeff Skinner cross checked Penguins forward Jake Guentzel after he took exception to a couple of extra taps on Anderson. He was assessed a 5 minute Major on the play.

The NHL Department of Player Safety has announced their punishment for Skinner on the play, take a look:


Buffalo's Jeff Skinner has been suspended for three games for Cross-checking Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel



I have to say, I don't always agree with the department of player safety, but this one is pretty cut and dry. Intent to injure on Skinner's part.

Skinner is by no means a dirty player on most nights, but the first cross-check in my opinion is fine, the second one right right in the face is a no no.

Although, if this is the precedent you set for this type of play, I would expect the league to stick to it, which more often than not, they don't.
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The Department of Player Safety announces punishment for Buffalo Sabres player after cross check

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