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