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Philadelphia Flyers' Kurtis Foster charges Montreal Canadiens' Ryan White as Flyers' Kent Huskins lies on the ice after taking a hit from White during first period NHL hockey action Monday, April 15, 2013 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Philadelphia Flyers' Kurtis Foster charges Montreal Canadiens' Ryan White as Flyers' Kent Huskins lies on the ice after taking a hit from White during first period NHL hockey action Monday, April 15, 2013 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

NHL suspends Montreal’s Ryan White for five games Add to ...

THe NHL has suspended Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan White for five games for an illegal check to the head of Philadelphia defenceman Kent Huskins.

The incident occurred at 6:11 of the first period of Montreal’s 7-3 loss to the Flyers on Monday. White attempted to deliver an open-ice hit to Huskins as the defenceman came out from behind the Philadelphia net, but White misses Huskins’ body and hits him primarily in the head.

White was assessed a match penalty for illegal check to the head on the play.

Huskins left the game with what the Flyers say is a concussion.

White will forfeit $18,581.10. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

He will start his suspension Wednesday night when Montreal visits Pittsburgh.

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