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Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has been suspended 3 games for delivering an illegal hit to the head of Penguins defenseman Kris Letang, the NHL announced this evening
The incident occurred at 16:46 of the third period. Letang suffered a broken nose as a result of the hit. No penalty was assessed on the play. Letang later returned to the game and scored in overtime prevailing the Penguins to a 4-3 win.
Brendan Shanahan explained that despite the fact Kris Letang knew a hit was coming and must accept responsibility to take a hit due to the position he put himself in, Pacioretty made Letang’s head the principle target and {Letang’s head} was recklessly targeted

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Pacioretty will forfeit $26,351.34 in salary. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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