White suspended five games for head shot on Huskins

White suspended five games for head shot on Huskins
April 17, 2013, 6:45 pm
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Kent Huskins suffered a concussion Monday night against the Canadiens. (USA Today Images)

Kent Huskins, who was trying to work a new contract out of the Flyers, likely won't get another chance to show whether he is deserving of such.

He could very well miss the rest of the season with a concussion.

The player responsible, Canadiens forward Ryan White, finally was served on Wednesday with a five-game suspension by the NHL for his unwarranted head shot to Huskins in the first period of Monday's Flyers' win in Montreal.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, White will forfeit $18,581.10. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.