NEW YORK -- St. Louis Blues forward Chris Stewart has been suspended, without pay, for three games for shoving Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall from behind and into the boards during NHL Game No. 252 Tuesday night in St. Louis, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Stewart will forfeit $46,621.62. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at 11:14 of the first period.
Stewart will miss games Nov. 17 vs. Florida, Nov. 19 at Minnesota and Nov. 22 vs. Los Angeles. He will be eligible to return Nov. 23 at Pittsburgh.
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.
— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round