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Sabres’ John Scott rejects ‘dirty player’ label

Sabres winger John Scott, who laid out Bruins forward Loui Eriksson in Wednesday night’s 5-2 Boston win, addressed Buffalo reporters after practice Thursday.

Scott, who was assessed a match penalty for his blind-side hit to Eriksson’s head and suspended indefinitely by the NHL pending an in-person hearing with league officials, said, “I don’t think I’m a dirty player,” according to the Buffalo News. “I try to play within the code, within the rules. This is my first suspension. I don’t try to be a dirty player.

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