The NHL has suspended Calgary Flames forward Curtis Glencross
for three games, without pay, for delivering a high hit to an unsuspecting Chris Drury of the New York Rangers on Saturday night during the Flames' 3-1 win.
Glencross hit Drury 48 seconds into the game. Drury was helped off the ice and did not return to the game. New York coach John Tortorella said Drury suffered a concussion. No penalty was called on the play.
"I was anticipating the play as the puck was being moved out of the
zone. My intent was to impede that process and it unfortunately resulted
in an awkward collision with Drury," said Glencross
"Although disappointed, we respect and accept the League's decision." added
Flames head coach Brent Sutter
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Glencross will forfeit $18,652.86. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Glencross will miss games at Montreal (Nov. 10), Buffalo (Nov. 13) and Toronto (Nov. 14).
He will be eligible to return Nov. 17 against Colorado.