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Lightning's Erne suspended three preseason games

Thursday, 09.19.2013 / 6:29 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Lightning's Erne suspended three preseason games
Tampa Bay forward Adam Erne has been suspended for three preseason games for delivering an illegal check to the head of St. Louis forward Vladimir Sobotka.

NEW YORK – Tampa Bay forward Adam Erne has been suspended for three preseason games for delivering an illegal check to the head of St. Louis forward Vladimir Sobotka during a preseason game in Orlando on Wednesday, September 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 6:54 of the first period. A minor penalty for illegal check to the head was assessed on the play.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=445663.