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Kubina gets three-game ban for hit on Bolland

Posted on: March 10, 2011 2:56 pm
Edited on: March 10, 2011 6:50 pm
 
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina received a three-game suspension for an elbow to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland, the NHL announced Thursday. 

The collision occurred two minutes into Wednesday’s game and no penalty was assessed on the play. Bolland went to the locker room and did not return.

Kubina will forfeit $60,096.76 in salary and be eligible to return March 17 for a game against the Montreal Canadiens

UPDATE: Here's a statement from Kubina just released by the Lightning:

“I understand the decision rendered by the National Hockey League today and I will fully abide by the ruling. I had no intent to injure David (Bolland) and I hope he can return to the ice quickly. I didn’t realize he was injured on the play until being notified by the NHL that a hearing would take place to review the hit. 

“I have played nearly 900 games in the NHL and my history and record demonstrates that I am not the type of player that ever attempts to injure other players. I am sorry David was hurt on the play. 

“I look forward to rejoining my teammates in Montreal next Thursday as we continue our push for the playoffs, and I hope David returns to the ice soon to join the Blackhawks.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Kubina gets three-game ban for hit on Bolland

Whatever! Seriously The NHL may have done the right thing here buty excuse me when I say Chara didn't get anything and before you say anything about it. WATCH the video in slow motion. You can see the whole way to the glas that Chara sees i comong cause he looking at it and then at the last second he shoves his head into the post. The NHL is a group of Hyporites! Suspend Kubina for this but Not Chara or Johnson earlier in the year F*** the NHL! seriously Colin Cambpells son plays for the Bruins and Chara doesn't get suspended but Kubina who is the very team that challenging Boston for a playoff spot get suspended for something way less! really? F*** the NHL......  



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:24 pm
 

Kubina gets three-game ban for hit on Bolland

Kubina's elbow was clearly high and I believe he intended to hurt Bolland.<br /> <br /> Suppose Kubina sits out until Bolland returns to the ice?<br /> <br /> These kinds of hits are going to continue until the league makes the consequences severe enough for the players to think twice about their actions.<br />




Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Kubina gets three-game ban for hit on Bolland

Kubina's elbow was definitely high and I do think there was intent to hurt Bolland.

Suppose Kubina sits out until Bolland returns to the ice?

Hits like that and Ovechkin's on Campbell last season are going to continue until the League makes the consequences severe enough for the players to think twice about their actions.


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