Vancouver's Alexandre Burrows Hits Canadiens Alexei Emelin - 8:29 Second Period

Vancouver’s Alexandre Burrows Hits Canadiens Alexei Emelin – 8:29 Second Period

Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows has been suspended three games by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety following a supplement disciplinary hearing Friday.

Burrows delivered a high hit on Alexei Emelin in the ninth minute of Thursday’s Canadiens/Canucks game in Vancouver.  Emelin left the game and remained in the Canadiens dressing room for the remainder of the period under the NHL concussion protocol.  He returned to the game for the third period.

Burrows had never been suspended by the league prior to this incident but he had been fined on four separate occasions.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Burrows will forfeit $72,580.65. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Patrick Burke of NHL Player Safety explains the ruling in this league video release –