The Devils’ Taylor Hall obviously agreed with the NHL’s decision to suspend the Senators’ Alex Burrows for 10 games. Ultimately, so did Burrows, who opted not to appeal the league’s judgement. “It’s a lot of games,” Hall said on Thursday. “I think what they’re saying is it’s not really a hockey play. It’s not something you want to see in the game. I don’t know what his reaction was or his reasoning but it’s something where the reason it’s so high is they just want to exterminate it. They don’t want to see it again.” The NHL Player Safety Department on Wednesday night suspended Burrows for 10 games and fined the 36-year-old forward $134,406.60 for his “dangerous and unjustifiable” actions against Hall at 10:02 of the second period of the Devils’ 5-3 loss at Ottawa on Tuesday night. “The situation was one in which I recognize I let my emotions get the better of me, and it was a relief to see that Taylor Hall was not injured,” Burrows said in a statement released by the NHL Players’ Association. “I have decided to accept the NHL’s decision.” Burrows became enraged after Hall caught him with what NHL Player Safety twice noted was a clean and legal hit in the Senators’ zone that did not draw a penalty.
Devils' Hall content with Burrows suspension
North Jersey | Feb 8