Jacques Suspended Three Games; No Punishment for Beauchemin
Monday, 01.9.2012 / 6:43 PM PT / News
Defenseman Francois Beauchemin, who took part in a hearing to review a hit he made on Columbus forward Jeff Carter in the game, received no punishment.
“J.F. hit a player that was vulnerable after shooting the puck, and he needs to be more aware in those situations," said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. "We accept the league’s ruling and will move forward.”
From the NHL:
Jacques, who was suspended on Sept. 24, 2011, is classified as a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The incident occurred at 14:17 of the third period. A major penalty for elbowing was assessed on the play.
Jacques will be eligible to return Jan. 15 at Vancouver.
Here is a video of the full explanation of the decision: