Scandella Suspended Indefinitely

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    In the wake of the Kovalchuk trade, there’s another vicious elbow to the head that has rewarded an indefinite suspension in the QMJHL. Val D'Or Foreurs defenceman Marco Scandella has been suspended indefinitely for his elbow during Wednesday night's game.

    "This afternoon, (QMJHL disciplinarian) Raymond Bolduc informed me of his decision to suspend Marco Scandella indefinitely," league commissioner Gilles Courteau said in a statement. "After seeing the hit, I believe it is the right decision while the disciplinary process runs its course.

    "Our position is clear: We have a responsibility to protect our players. Their safety is our No. 1 priority."

    The hit itself is unfortunate, but the aftermath is what makes it even worse. Click Here to see the hit and his opponent’s face afterwards.

    Warning, the video is graphic at the end.

    Micheal A. Aldred