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The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - October 14th, 2013

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Patrick Smith

There has been another suspension.

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Alex Edler received a three-game suspension Friday for checking San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl in the head during a game.

Bobby Orr has written a piece on fighting in hockey.

The opinions I’m about to share need to be understood in the right context. Allow me to begin this section by noting that fighting in minor hockey is something that should not be tolerated. Two peewee teams engaged in a bench-clearing brawl is something that simply has no place in our game, and shame on those people who allow such things to occur.

A USHL player suffered a concussion on-ice after a fight.

Some would say that it's too soon to put Dubuque Fighting Saints defenceman Dylan Chanter suffering a "full-body seizure" after the 18-year-old bare head struck the ice during a tussle into the context of whether it's appropriate for teenagers to fight.