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Don Cherry on John Scott: ‘He’s got to do something or he’s going to be gone’

Game 5 - Ottawa Senators v Anaheim Ducks

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 06: CBC News reporter, Don Cherry is interviewed prior to Game Five of the 2007 Stanley Cup finals between the Anaheim Ducks and the Ottawa Senators on June 6, 2007 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Don Cherry

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Don Cherry, the star of Coach’s Corner on Hockey Night in Canada, has voiced his opinion on the John Scott hit to the head of Loui Eriksson from earlier this week.

“Now here’s a story. He sits there for 55 minutes. He’s put on the ice. He’s got to do something. He’s got to do something or he’s going to be gone. … It’s so unfair,” Cherry said during his popular and polarizing Saturday evening segment, as per The Canadian Press.

On Wednesday, Scott, the Sabres’ massive enforcer, caught Eriksson, the Bruins’ forward with a vicious hit to the head in the third period of that game.

Eriksson has since been diagnosed with a concussion, while Scott has an in-person hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety, which means the suspension he faces could exceed five games.

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