Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott should expect to join Patrick Kaleta on the sidelines for the foreseeable future.
Scott hit Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson in the chin with his shoulder in the early part of the third period of Wednesday's 5-2 loss to Boston. Scott received a charging major and fighting major, as well as a match penalty.
"He has two jobs out there: fight and hurt. I guess he did both," Bruins coach Claude Julien said after the game.
He should expect to be out of work for a while. A similar hit to the head earned Kaleta a 10-game suspension earlier this month. And coming off Scott's preseason showing against Toronto, during which he tried to fight Phil Kessel and sparked a 13-player brawl, the league kindly will take most unkindly to his actions Wednesday.
Sabres coach Ron Rolston declined comment on Scott Wednesday. When asked if his players cross the line too often in terms of physical play, he tersely replied: "No." The team did not make Scott available for comment after the game.
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