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Blues' Chris Stewart suspended three games

Wednesday, 11.16.2011 / 4:10 PM / News

NHL.com

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.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please see below or click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=135523

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory