Alex Burrows accepts 10-game suspension without appeal
Alex Burrows announced on Thursday that he will accept the NHL’s 10-game suspension for his actions against Taylor Hall rather than exercise his right to appeal.
Burrows was handed a 10-game suspension on Wednesday for kneeing Hall in Ottawa’s game against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.
Closer look at the knee pic.twitter.com/836fZAeoxY
— John Smith (@HabsCorner) February 7, 2018
Burrows kneed Hall repeatedly and excessively, which is why the league disciplined him.
Burrows had 48 hours to decide whether to appeal but decided to accept the suspension.
Alex Burrows will not be appealing his 10-game suspension, and has released the following statement. pic.twitter.com/1D2wvz23Q5
— NHLPA (@NHLPA) February 8, 2018
The Senators winger will lose around $134K due to the suspension. He has been suspended once and fined multiple times by the league in the past. Burrows is also known for his antics in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals when he bit Patrice Bergeron.