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Rasmus Ristolainen of Sabres suspended three games

Buffalo defenseman penalized for interference against Jake Guentzel of Penguins on Tuesday

by NHL Dept. of Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

NEW YORK - Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen has been suspended for three games, without pay, for interference against Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel during NHL Game No. 1076 in Buffalo on Tuesday, March 21, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 8:46 of the first period. Ristolainen was assessed a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Ristolainen will forfeit $90,000.00. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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