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Busy discipline day: Anton Volchenkov suspended four games

Arizona Coyotes v Nashville Predators

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 21: Anton Volchenkov #20 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Arizona Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena on October 21, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

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After a remarkably (maybe coincidentally?) quiet October, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety has been awfully busy lately. The latest verdict is a four-game suspension for Nashville Predators defenseman Anton Volchenkov’s hit on Calgary Flames forward Michael Ferland.

The league labels it “an illegal hit to the head.”

Update: here’s the explanation video for the hi, which left Ferland with a concussion:

Volchenkov, 35, has now been suspended three times in his NHL career.

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