Watch: Shanahan on Wisniewski suspension
James Wisniewski was suspended for the remainder of the preseason and eight regular-season games (forfeiting $536,585.36 in salary) for an illegal check to the head of Minnesota's forward Cal Clutterbuck in a Sept. 23 contest.
NHL senior vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan explained his ruling here (video courtesy of NHL.com):
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WHO'S DELIVERING THE CHECKS
Scott Burnside covers the NHL for ESPN.com. Before joining the website in 2005, he was a reporter for The Windsor Star and Toronto Sun. Burnside also co-authored the best-selling true crime book "Deadly Innocence."
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Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com, joining the website in Sept. 2008 after spending 13 years with The Canadian Press as its national hockey columnist. He is also a regular panelist for TSN of Canada.
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Craig Custance joined ESPN in Sept. 2011 to cover the NHL for ESPN the Magazine, ESPN Insider and ESPN.com. Previously, he covered hockey for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Sporting News.
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