Simon to receive counseling; team says drugs, alcohol not involved

Updated: December 19, 2007, 11:32 PM ET
Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- To his coach and teammates, Chris Simon isn't the stick-swinging, skate-stomping fiend outsiders view him to be.

To the NHL, he is an out of control enforcer who keeps pushing the league to never before seen heights of discipline.

The New York Islanders forward was hit with a 30-game suspension Wednesday, breaking the mark of 25 he set in March with a ban that stretched into this season.

Simon, on a leave of absence from the team following the Saturday ...

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