One day after Loui Eriksson suffered a concussion, John Scott acknowledged he had thrown and landed a dangerous head shot.
“It happened pretty fast,” Scott told the Buffalo News. “I just thought I was completing a check. But, obviously, I hit his head. It wasn’t exactly what I was aiming for. I didn’t want to do that. It’s just a bad play, unfortunate it happened.”
The NHL concurred with Scott’s assessment. On Thursday, the NHL requested an in-person disciplinary hearing with Scott, who was automatically suspended indefinitely because of the match penalty (charging) he took on Wednesday. Eriksson is out indefinitely because of his concussion. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.