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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Weber suspended, Seidenberg out

In yesterday's Canada versus Germany game, Shea Weber delivered a head-high hit with an elbow against Yannic Seidenberg. I already wrote about this and congratulated the IIHF rules committee for having a ban on hits to the head and neck area. Weber was thrown out of the game.

After the game, Seidenberg was diagnosed with a concussion and has been deemed unable to play. It's likely that he'll miss the rest of the tournament.

Today, the IIHF threw the book at Weber. A 22-member directorate voted 19-3 to suspend him. The initial proposal was for five games, but the directorate decided three was enough. Weber will miss the remaining two round-robin games and the first game in the elimination round.

Here's the full report.

Gary Bettman, Colin Campbell? Are you paying attention?

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