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Trevor Gillies Gets 10 Games for Hit on Clutterbuck

The NHL has given New York Islander forward Trevor Gillies a ten game suspension for a vicious hit he laid on the Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck Wednesday night. In announcing the suspension, league Director of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell said:

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By targeting his opponent’s head, three shifts into his first game back from a suspension for a very similar action, Mr. Gillies has forfeited his privilege of playing in the League for 10 games. While it is fortunate there was no injury on the play, there can be no justification for a player delivering a dangerous check to an opponent in this manner.

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Many had called for a stiff penalty. You can see the video, and vote if it was enough, over at Hockey Wilderness.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.