NHL Player Safety

NHL Player Safety Hands Player Major Suspension

Published February 7, 2024 at 10:30 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
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In a recent NHL decision, Winnipeg Jets defenseman Brenden Dillon received a three-game suspension for an illegal check to the head on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Noel Acciari.


The incident occurred during the Penguins' 3-0 win over the Jets and raised concerns about player safety. Despite speculation about Acciari's positioning, the NHL deemed the hit avoidable.




This suspension follows a similar case involving New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba.

Dillon, with six goals and 15 points in 47 games this season, will miss the rematch against the Penguins but will return for the Jets' game against the Vancouver Canucks on February 17th.
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