John Scott suspended 7 games

Updated: October 31, 2013, 8:35 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott was suspended for seven games without pay by the NHL on Thursday for his illegal check to Boston forward Loui Eriksson's head.

Scott received a match penalty for the hit in the Sabres' 5-2 home loss Oct. 23.

Scott skated in from Eriksson's right and leveled him with a shoulder to the face. Eriksson sustained a concussion and is sidelined indefinitely.

The suspension will cost Scott $26,923. He has served three games of the suspension while awaiting an in-person hearing.


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