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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Pittsburgh Penguins James Neal Suspended One Game

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Despite committing two leaping charges in the span of a minute, the former Stars forward was only suspended for one game and other news and notes from around the NHL.

Video: James Neal Hits Sean Couturier And Claude Giroux - How Many Games?

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The former Dallas Stars winger has a history of headshots, including a suspension in 2009.

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Offensive Woes Mean Fraser May Get His Shot

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Matt Fraser was likely brought up to have a shot at a top 6 role while several of the Stars top goal scorers are down with injuries and other news and notes from around the NHL.

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Benn Not Ruled Out Of All-Star Game Just Yet

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If he recovers quickly, Jamie Benn might still be able to participate in the all-star game and other news and notes from around the NHL.

A hit like that, don't even try to excuse it

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If the league is taking a hard-line stance against hits-to-the-head, then there should be no excuse making for Ryan Malone's hit on Chris Campoli last night in Quebec City.

Scott Nichol Suspended Four Games for Elbow on David Schlemko

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While watching the Coyotes game live yesterday there really wasn't much indication of anything on this hit that occurred halfway through the third period. The broadcast team did catch it after...

Slovakia's Martin Marincin earned five minutes and a game misconduct for a vicious elbow to the...

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Slovakia's Martin Marincin earned five minutes and a game misconduct for a vicious elbow to the head of Jason Zucker in the third period. Zucker lay on the ice in all too familiar fashion before woozily making his way to the bench. This was the fourth ejection of the day, giving the IIHF Directorate much to discuss later tonight.

From the IIHF post-game summary of the USA's 6-1 victory over Slovakia. It was also the second ejection of the game for a headshot. Here's the game sheet, for those interested.

More Headshots: James Wisniewski Takes Out Brent Seabrook

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James Wisniewski takes out Brent Seabrook in 3/17/2010 game between Blackhawks and Ducks.

GMs change tune on head shots

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"The hitting in the game is great, but every once in a while you have to sit back and say, ‘That hit may be legal, but is there something wrong with it?' The only issue I have is when the player...

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