International Ice Hockey Federation

Hager out for two

Hager out for two

German forward suspended

Published 10.05.2017 19:44 GMT+2 | Author Adam Steiss
Hager out for two
Hager will be suspended two games for a slew-foot
The IIHF Disciplinary Panel has issued a two-game suspension to German forward Patrick Hager.

The suspension comes as a result of a slew-footing violation committed during Germany’s game against Russia on 8 May. The Panel added an additional game suspension for Hager, who received a match penalty on the play and so will miss his country’s next two games.

The violation occurred at 13:24 in the 1st period. Russian forward Sergei Mozyakin skated towards the German blue line and released the puck inside the German zone shortly before Hager was approaching. Hager then puts his hand/arm in front of the Mozyakin and then placed his left leg behind his legs. He pushed Mozyakin’s upper body backwards with his arm to take the player down. Mozyakin landed heavily on the ice, hitting his head in the process, and had to be helped off the ice with an injury and did not return to the game.

Based on all facts ascertained, the Disciplinary Panel determined that Hager delivered what was definitively a slew-foot to his opponent, recklessly taking down the Russian player and risking a serious injury of his opponent.

Hager will be eligible to return in Germany’s game against Italy on 13 May.


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