Video: Sabres’ Scott given major penalty for head shot

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Buffalo Sabres pugilist John Scott could be facing further discipline from the National Hockey League, after he was given a major penalty for a hit to the head of Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson on Wednesday.

The incident occurred early in the third period. As Eriksson went to dump the puck in the Buffalo zone, Scott caught the Bruins forward with a hit up high, and was assessed a major penalty for charging.

Eriksson left the game and did not return to the bench, according to NHL.com. Bruins head coach¬†Claude Julien did not have an update on Eriksson after the game, as per the club’s Twitter account.

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid stepped in to fight Scott, and was handed an instigator penalty for his efforts.

Scott has already been involved in an ugly incident this season. He tried to grab the much smaller Leafs forward Phil Kessel and fight him during a pre-season game. That immediately led to a line brawl and Kessel delivering a pair of two-handed slashes to Scott.