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BREAKING: NHL Player Safety Slaps Canadiens Player With Massive Suspension

Published January 26, 2024 at 10:47 PM
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In a recent clash between the New York Islanders and the Montreal Canadiens, forward Brendan Gallagher found himself ejected from the game due to a dangerous elbow incident involving Islanders defender Adam Pelech.

Today, the NHL's Department of Player Safety disclosed that Gallagher would undergo a hearing for the hit, raising anticipation regarding the potential consequences.

The verdict has been revealed, with Gallagher receiving a substantial five-game suspension and forfeiting nearly $170,000 in salary.

Brendan Gallagher has been suspended five games for an illegal check to the head of Adam Pelech by @NHLPlayerSafety


Gallagher will forfeit nearly $170,000 in salary.


This outcome, resulting from an illegal check to the head, exceeded expectations, sending a strong message that even first-time offenders will face significant penalties for such hits.

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