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Player forfeits $160,000 in salary following major punishment by the NHL

Published January 26, 2024 at 10:56 PM
BY SKY
     
In a recent game between the New York Islanders and the Montreal Canadiens, Brendan Gallagher got kicked out for a dangerous elbow incident involving Islanders defender Adam Pelech.

The decision is out, and Gallagher is hit with a hefty five-game suspension, costing him nearly $170,000 in salary.


The announcement came on Twitter:


"Brendan Gallagher has been suspended five games for an illegal check to the head of Adam Pelech by @NHLPlayerSafety. Gallagher will forfeit nearly $170,000 in salary."


This decision, tied to an illegal head hit, is more severe than expected, sending a strong message that even first-time offenders will face serious consequences for such actions.

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