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NHL hands J.F. Jacques a three-game suspension

Ryan Hollweg, J.F. Jacques

Phoenix Coyotes center Ryan Hollweg, left, brawls with Anaheim Ducks left wing J.F. Jacques during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)


As PHT anticipated, the NHL did decide to discipline J.F. Jacques for his hit on R.J. Umberger. (Initials on initials crime is wrong, man.) The league decided to give him a three-game ban for his actions, as you can see in this Brendan Shanahan video:

Shanahan & Co. have one more Anaheim Ducks player to rule on, as Francois “Don’t call me Frenchie” Beauchemin still needs a verdict regarding his questionable check.

Update: In case you’re wondering, the suspension will cost Jacques $23,780.49 because he’s a repeat offender. Ducks GM Bob Murray accepted the league’s decision, as you can see via Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times.

“J.F. hit a player that was vulnerable after shooting the puck, and he needs to be more aware in those situations,” Murray said. “We accept the league’s ruling and will move forward.”