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FORMER NHLER BRANDON YIP GETS LENGTHY SUSPENSION FOR BLATANT HIT TO THE HEAD

Brandon Yip, who played just over 170 games in the NHL, has received a lengthy suspension from the Finnish Elite League after an awful hit to the head of Oliver Bohm during a game on Friday between Jukurit Mikkeli and TPS Turku. Yip, who suited up in the NHL for Colorado, Nashville and Phoenix, was initially given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the play. The league has now announced he will sit for five games.

Yip's hit on Bohm, which came mid-way through the second period, was directly to the head. Bohm would leave the game immediately and has yet to return to playing. Check it out:


While the Finnish Elite League noted that Yip has no previous suspension history in that country, it is not Yip's first hockey-related punishment. While playing for Boston University as a junior, Yip received a suspension from the team for "breaking team rules." The exact reason was never given. Yip was suspended for three games by the KHL in 2017 for this play:


He received another two-game suspension by the KHL in the same year for a tripping play that led to an injury.

Yip had already missed one game while waiting for the disciplinary committee's ruling. He will now sit out the next four.


TIM TUCKER
JANUARY 18, 2021  (9H28)
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