Jared Boll suspended three games for Patrick Maroon head shot (Video)

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COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 10: Jared Boll #40 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the New York Islanders on January 10, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images) (Getty)
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Columbus forward Jared Boll, you cannot check someone in the head. It’s just not allowed. And by doing this to Patrick Maroon of the Anaheim Ducks, you have been served three games by the Department of Player Safety.

Patrick Burke, tell us how it is …

The crux of the matter is this per the video:

“Boll elevates into the hit, driving his right shoulder directly into the side of Maroon’s head, making it the main point of contact, making it an illegal check to the head. “

Nope, you can't do that, which I always find amazing, because Scott Stevens made a living by driving his shoulder upwards for checks that were then-legal.

Plus, as the league notes “head contact on this play is avoidable." Also the video says Boll has been fined twice for head shots. And because of this … three games for Boll and $27,419.34 lighter in the wallet.

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