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Ranking the Dirtiest Plays of the 2016-17 NHL Season so Far

The 2016-17 season has seen a large reduction in fines and suspensions for NHL players. The total from the 2015-16 season, per Sportsnet, was 65—and this season’s total fines and suspensions number fewer than 20.
The suspensions and injuries resulting from illegal contact began in preseason, but things have been rolling along at a slow clip for most of the year. Good news for the NHL, as the league is always strongest when the best players are available.
Here are the dirtiest plays—ranked by punishment doled out after the fact—of the 2016-17 season so far.
Note: Preseason incidents were included only if part of the suspension involved regular-season games.Begin Slideshow
Source: NHL