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Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers suspended 3 games for illegal check to head

Monday, 01.06.2014 / 5:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers suspended 3 games for illegal check to head

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Buffalo Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL on Monday for an illegal check to New Jersey Devils forward Dainius Zubrus' head.

Myers was assessed a minor penalty for the hit Saturday night in the Sabres' 2-1 home victory.

The suspension will cost Myers $84,615.

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