Sabers’ Scott Suspended Indefinitely For Hit On Bruin’s Eriksson

John_Scott_Buffalo_2013Buffalo Sabres enforcer John Scott was suspended indefinitely by the NHL on Thursday pending a disciplinary hearing for a blindside hit to the head that levelled Boston Bruins forward Lou Eriksson.

Scott has been given the opportunity to attend an in-person hearing, which has not yet been scheduled. The hearing is offered when a suspension has the potential to exceed five games.

Scott was issued a match penalty for charging and ejected for his hit on Eriksson early in the third period of Boston’s 5-2 win Wednesday. Eriksson was skating through the neutral zone and had just dumped the puck into the Sabres zone when Scott skated in from the player’s right and struck him with a shoulder to the face.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, Eriksson is dealing with concussion-like symptoms but is expected to travel back to Boston on Thursday.

Source: TSN