Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rangers' John Moore suspended 5 games for vicious hit (VIDEO)

The NHL suspended New York Rangers defenseman John Moore five games without pay for his nasty and illegal check Monday on Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula.

Moore was assessed a match penalty for his cheap shot during the game, when he used his elbow to drill Haula in the head.

It is Moore's second illegal hit to an opponent's head in the span of 12 games, which makes this five-game ban seem a little lax — even if he is considered a repeat offender. Moore earned a two-game suspension during last season's playoffs for an illegal shot to the head. 

This time he will forfeit $51,859.75 in salary, which will go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Sounds like Moore is still being a jerk even off the ice.

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