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Sabres’ John Scott suspended 7 games for hit

Buffalo’s John Scott levels the Bruins’ Loui Eriksson in an Oct. 23 game.

Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News via Associated Press

Buffalo’s John Scott levels the Bruins’ Loui Eriksson in an Oct. 23 game.

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The NHL has suspended Buffalo Sabres left wing John Scott seven games for his head shot on Bruins right wing Loui Eriksson Oct. 23. Scott has already missed three games because he was suspended indefinitely following his match penalty.

This is the first suspension of Scott’s NHL career.

Eriksson suffered a concussion on the play and will miss his fourth straight game Thursday night when the Bruins host Anaheim. Eriksson is not expected to dress for Saturday’s game against the Islanders, either. His return date is unknown.

Fluto Shinzawa can be reached at fshinzawa@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeFluto.
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