John Scott has received his sentence from the National Hockey League.
Scott, who was suspended indefinitely for a blindside hit, was suspended for four additional games on top of the three he already served while waiting for his hearing, making a total of seven games.
On Oct. 23, the Buffalo Sabres enforcer caught Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson with an open-ice, blindside hit to the head. Eriksson was concussed, and he hasn’t played since.
To refresh your memory, Scott was given a match penalty for charging on the play, which can be seen again in the video below.
Scott is the ninth player to receive a concrete suspension for either charging, hitting to the head, or boarding. Scott joins a list including:
- Brad Stuart, San Jose Sharks (Oct. 9, 2013, hit to the head – three games)
- Alexander Edler, Vancouver Canucks (Oct. 11, 2013, hit to the head – three games)
- Patrick Kaleta, Buffalo Sabres (Oct. 15, 2013, hit to the head – 10 games)
- Maxim Lapierre, St. Louis Blues (Oct. 18, 2013, boarding – five games)
- Cody McLeod, Colorado Avalanche (Oct. 21, 2013, boarding – five games)
- Michael Grabner, New York Islanders (Oct. 21, 2013, hit to the head – two games)
- Ryan Garbutt, Dallas Stars (Oct. 23, 2013, charging – five games)
- Martin Hanzal, Phoenix Coyotes (Oct. 28, 2013, charging – two games)
Counting Scott, nine players have been suspended for 42 games combined while forfeiting $591,488.70 in salary so far this season.
Scott will be eligible to return on Nov. 8 against the Anaheim Ducks, having forfeited $26,923.05 in salary.