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High performance is the scourge of the NHL. Concussions and various other injuries are becoming the center of attention and the focal point for many opponents of hockey. So when Niklas Hjalmarsson took out Ty Rattie during a pre-season game, many around the league gritted teeth.

Hjalmarsson Rattie definitely hit up on the game. It does not seem like a normal move for Hjalmarsson, who is not known for these types of games. It has only been suspended once since 2010 after all. These are the results they are trying to eliminate the game and Dops have suspended the remainder of the preseason, plus a regular season game.

A rigid suspension given the random nature surrounding their disciplinary methods. Not a great look for the Blackhawks as they try to compete once again for a Stanley Cup.

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