Columbus Blue Jackets forward Dane Byers has been suspended three games without pay for his actions against San Jose this past Saturday, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced January 16.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Byers will forfeit $8,918.91. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at 3:01 of the second period. A match penalty for attempt to injure with an illegal check to the head was assessed on the play.
For a full explanation of the decision, see the video below: