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Hockey is synonymous with hard hits and rough play, but the NHL won’t hesitate to punish players who take the violence too far. From a life ban to a 15-game suspension, here are the 10 longest suspensions in NHL history.
1. Alexander Perezhogin
Russian player Alexander Perezhogin was suspended from the American Hockey League for 89 games after slashing an opponent in the head. This vicious attack also resulted in police charges.