The NHL has suspended Calgary Flames
forward Curtis Glencross
for three games, without pay, for delivering a high hit to an unsuspecting Chris Drury
of the New York Rangers
on Saturday night during the Flames' 3-1 win.
Glencross hit Drury 48 seconds into the game. Drury was helped off the ice and did not return to the game. New York coach John Tortorella said Drury suffered a concussion. No penalty was called on the play.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Glencross will forfeit $18,652.86. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Glencross will miss games at Montreal (Nov. 10), Buffalo (Nov. 13) and Toronto (Nov. 14). He will be eligible to return Nov. 17 against Colorado.