New York Rangers defenseman Boris Mironov was suspended without pay for two games by the National Hockey League today, and Adam Mair of the Buffalo Sabres received a one-game suspension without pay for their roles in a cross-check confrontation.
Mironov received a match penalty and a game misconduct late in the third period of the Rangers' 3-1 win over Buffalo on Friday after he cross-checked Mair along the boards. The hit was made in retaliation after Mair originally went after Mironov and missed.
Mironov was suspended for the Rangers' games against Toronto on Saturday and the New York Islanders on Thursday. Mair will sit out Saturday's game against Minnesota.
The blueshirt blueliner has tallied two goals and two assists for four points, along with 34 penalty minutes in 29 games with New York this season.