ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) -– Forward Chris Stewart has been given a suspension by the NHL for hitting Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall from behind into the boards in the first period of the Blues 2-1 win on Tuesday night. Brendan Shanahan, the NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety, announced on Wednesday that Stewart will sit for the next 3 games.
“We respect the decision by Brendan and the National Hockey League as they continue to enforce the safety of all players during our games,” said GM Doug Armstrong.
For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, visit NHL.com.
The Blues will play Thursday night at Scottrade Center against the Florida Panthers at 7:00 pm.
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