Rangers’ Moore suspended for Haula headshot

John Moore was the second Rangers player of the night to get tossed when he followed through on Erik Haula with an elbow while going in for the open-ice hit.

After delivering two headshots within his last 14 games, John Moore has been suspended again.

The New York Rangers defenceman was dealt a five-game ban by the NHL’s department of player safety Wednesday following an in-person supplementary discipline hearing in New York.

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Moore was ejected from Monday’s game against the Minnesota Wild for delivering an illegal elbow to the head of forward Erik Haula.

Haula was kept out of the Wild’s Tuesday night game versus Boston for precautionary measures, the club announced, but was not diagnosed with a concussion.

Because Moore’s hearing was in-person, his punishment could’ve exceeded five games.

Chris Johnston on Twitter: “John Moore is considered a repeat offender by the NHL and forfeits $51,859.75 in salary for his five-game suspension.”

Moore’s teammate, Chris Kreider, who was also ejected from the game, did not face supplementary discipline for his hit on Wild defenceman Jonas Brodin. The league viewed that hit as Brodin losing a physical battle near the boards.

A repeat offender, Moore was also suspended two games during the 2014 Eastern Conference final for delivering a late, high hit to Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weise:

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