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One day after Loui Eriksson suffered a concussion, John Scott acknowledged he had thrown and landed a dangerous head shot.
“It happened pretty fast,” Scott told the Buffalo News. “I just thought I was completing a check. But, obviously, I hit his head. It wasn’t exactly what I was aiming for. I didn’t want to do that. It’s just a bad play, unfortunate it happened.”
The NHL concurred with Scott’s assessment. On Thursday, the NHL requested an in-person disciplinary hearing with Scott, who was automatically suspended indefinitely because of the match penalty (charging) he took on Wednesday. Eriksson is out indefinitely because of his concussion.