Sabres’ Scott faces suspension hearing

Updated: October 24, 2013

New York, NY ( – Buffalo Sabres left wing John Scott faces a
suspension after an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety
for a hit in Wednesday’s game against Boston.

In-person hearings are required under the collective bargaining agreement for
any suspension that can exceed five games.

Scott received a match penalty for an illegal check to the head of Boston’s
Loui Eriksson in the third period of Wednesday’s 5-2 Bruins victory. He was
also given a fighting major for a scuffle with Boston’s Adam McQuaid after the

Eriksson was helped to the dressing room and did not return to the game. He
remained hospitalized overnight in Buffalo for observation.