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David Wright doesn't have much sympathy for Jenrry Mejia, who was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball Saturday for using the banned substance Stanozolol.

"It?s obviously disappointing, "Wright said. "Not only do you cost yourself 80 games and don?t get paid, but you?re hurting everybody in here. You?re letting down your teammates and I think that probably means just as much, if not more, than hurting yourself."

Mejia ended last season as the closer and was set to start this year in the role. But Mejia went on the DL Tuesday with a right elbow inflammation. The elbow stiffened up the day before while warming up for what would have been his first save opportunity in Washington.

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Mets righthanded reliever Jenrry Mejia was suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, effective immediately, according to Major League Baseball (5:35 p.m., April 11)

"We were disappointed when informed of Jenrry's suspension ... We fully support MLB's policy toward eliminating PEDs," the Mets said in a statement.

Mejia, 25, went on the disabled list Tuesday with right elbow inflammation. He had stiffness in the back of the elbow while warming up for a potential save Monday in Washington and did not pitch in the game. He had 28 saves with a 3.65 ERA last season.

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The NHL announced Thursday that Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov will be suspended four games for an elbow to the head of Bruins forward Brad Marchand roughly 15 minutes into the second period of Wednesday's game. The full video from Brendan Shanahan is below:

The suspension means Volchenkov will half of the Devils' remaining eight regular-season games.

It's one game more than I thought he could get, but I'm not surprised the NHL went up to four after watching the video. Shanhan harped on a few things. One, Volchenkov extended his elbow to the point where it became "reckless elbow contact to the head" of Marchand. Two, Marchand tried to avoid the hit and turned his head, but it doesn't change the fact that Volchenkov didn't pursue the puck and turned what could've been a legal body check into an illegal elbow. Three, Volchenkov was in control of the play and in control of his body and clearly pursued the elbow to the head instead of playing the body. Shanahan also referenced Volchenkov's prior suspension and Marchand's injury (likely concussion) as factors, so at least the NHL admits a player's injury status affects how they rule. When you watch the video, it's hard to disagree with the four-game ban, which is often the case with Shanny's home movies.

Tags: Adam Larsson, ANTON VOLCHENKOV, Breaking News, Brendan Shanahan, Devils, Devs, New Jersey Devils, Peter Harrold, Shanaban, suspension
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9:09PM: On HNIC, Glenn Healy said of the Nash hit "with all the debate about the hit, here is the thing I am looking for: the principal point of contact is clearly his back, not his head. Does he leave his feet and launch himself to make this hit...no... his feet are on the ice. It is not a suspension."

Elliotte Friedman said that no matter the result, that is the kind of play that can't be in hockey anymore.

10:21AM: Last night, the NHL Department of Player safety released a video on why Rick Nash didn't face any supplemental discipline for his hit on Tomas Kopecky Thursday night.

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At Puck Daddy, they report that Brendan Shanahan called Rick Nash on Thursday night and told him that the play he put on Tomas Kopecky was a "rotten hit" and probably should have been called a major penalty.

Shanahan told Puck Daddy that the reason Nash wasn't suspended was because it was an "awkward, spinning collision between two players" where the majority of the contact was made when Nash landed on the back of Kopecky's shoulders.

Shanahan said that there wasn't much head contact at all and that when watching the feed that the Panthers provided, he could see that the principal point of contact is the back right shoulder and nameplate.

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Rick Nash did not have a hearing with the NHL today and will not face any supplemental discipline for the hit he put on Tomas Kopecky last night.

http://youtu.be/y9jZDEQ_a3Y

Katie Strang notes that the likely reason for no hearing was that the "principal? point of contact" was not the head and that is the main reason why he avoided and supplemental discipline.

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3:17PM: Bob McKenzie notes that the NHL has told the Rangers and Panthers that Rick Nash will not have a hearing for the hit he put on Tomas Kopecky last night.

1:11PM Larry Brooks tweets that it appears there will be no hearing for Nash.

9:50AMBob McKenzie tweets that the Rangers have not yet heard from the NHL about the hit that Rick Nash put on Tomas Kopecky last night.

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https://twitter.com/TGfireandice/status/294211889431461889

For his part, Volchenkov told Gulitti that he thought Schenn left his feet, but said, "it's hockey." Here's the video of the hit, complete with an explanation by the NHL's Czar of Discipline, Brendan Shanahan.

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