Alex Burrows suspended 10 games for jumping, kneeing Taylor Hall

Daren Millard, Doug MacLean and Elliotte Friedman discuss the breaking news that Ottawa Senators forward Alex Burrows has been suspended 10 games for kneeing Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils.

Ottawa Senators forward Alex Burrows has been suspended 10 games by the NHL’s department of player safety for serving as an “aggressor” and then kneeing New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall.

Burrows retaliated to a big hit from Hall by dragging the Devils winger to the ice and then proceeding to target his head with multiple right knees. He was given two minutes for roughing and another two for cross-checking, a power play on which the Devils scored.

The 36-year-old claimed he was trying to get his arm free in his phone hearing with the league on Wednesday. He waived his right to an in-person hearing, hinting that this ban would be for longer than five games.

The former Vancouver Canucks pest had only been suspended once in his career, for three games back in 2014.

He’ll forfeit $134,408.60 in salary should he sit out all 10 games, though he does have the right to an appeal. The money goes to the players’ emergency assistance fund.

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