Senators’ Alex Burrows won’t appeal 10-game suspension

Mark Stone, Matt Duchene and Coach Boucher respect the league's decision to suspend Alex Burrows for 10 games, but that doesn't mean they agree with it.

Ottawa Senators forward Alexandre Burrows will not appeal his 10-game suspension for kneeing New Jersey DevilsTaylor Hall.

Burrows was suspended by the NHL department of player safety for kneeing Hall in a 5-3 win over the Devils on Tuesday. Hall caught Burrows with a hard check in the second period and Burrows replied by chasing down the Devils forward before punching and kneeing him in the helmet.

“The situation was one in which I recognize I let my emotions get the better of me, and it was a relief to see that Taylor Hall was not injured,” Burrows said in a statement released by the NHLPA.

Senators coach Guy Boucher and teammates weighed in on the ban Thursday, saying they were surprised by the length of the suspension.

“We disagree, but we respect the league’s process and decision,” Boucher said.

Burrows will forfeit $134,408.60 of his salary during his suspension.

— With files from Canadian Press

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