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Corey Perry Suspended 4 Games for Hit on Jason Zucker [VIDEO]

By on March 13, 2013 in Multimedia

Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry has been  a hot topic in the NHL this season regarding contract negotiations and trade speculation. On Tuesday night he caught the attention of NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan for a hit on Minnesota Wild rookie Jason Zucker.  Perry received a five-minute major for interference and a game misconduct for blindsiding Zucker into the boards.

(Photo by FoxSports)

(Photo by FoxSports)

The Ducks winger lay motionless on the ice for several minutes and then was helped to the dressing room. Zucker took a light skate at the Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday morning and is listed day-to-day with an upper body injury.

Perry described the contact this way, “I was committed to the hit. I didn’t change my path or direction. I was committed and I tried to let up. It’s hard because it happened so fast. It’s unfortunate. I don’t go out there trying to hurt guys. That’s not me as a person.”

On Wednesday afternoon, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety Announced a four game suspension for Perry. His supplementary discipline also carries a hefty financial penalty costing him $115,135.12 in salary.  Back in 2009, Perry was suspended four games for elbowing Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux.

Video posted to YouTube by gwyshynski.

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