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Ducks’ Vermette facing lengthy ban for slashing linesman (Yahoo Sports)

February 16, 2017



In this Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, photo, Anaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette pauses on the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. Vermette is facing the likely prospect of a 10-game NHL suspension for slashing linesman Shandor Alphonso during the Duck's game on Tuesday, Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Anaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette is facing the likely prospect of a 10-game suspension from the NHL for slashing a linesman. Vermette slapped his stick against the back of linesman Shandor Alphonso’s legs after losing a faceoff to Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu during the third period of the Ducks’ 1-0 win Tuesday night. Vermette had a disciplinary conference call with the league and the players’ union Wednesday, but the NHL didn’t issue an immediate confirmation of what’s expected to be an automatic 10-game suspension under league rules for applying physical force to an official without intent to injure.



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