Alex Burrows did the crime and he’ll do the time. The Ottawa Senators forward released a statement through the NHL Players’ Association on Thursday evening saying he wouldn’t appeal the 10-game suspension he received from the National Hockey League’s Player Safety Department for using his knee to deliver blows to the head of the New Jersey Devils’ Taylor Hall during a game at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday night. “The situation was one in which I realize I let my emotions get the better of me and it was a relief to see Taylor Hall wasn’t injured,” Burrows said in his statement. “I have decided to accept the NHL’s decision and will not be appealing it. “I have no further comment regarding this matter.” Burrows simply lost control when he went after Hall after taking a clean hit from the Devils winger in the second period, but the 10 games and $134,000 in salary donated to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund had Burrows thinking about an appeal.
Burrows won't appeal 10-game suspension
Ottawa Sun | Feb 8