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Isles’ Michael Grabner Suspended 2 Games For Illegal Check To Head

He'll Miss Tuesday's Game Against Vancouver, Friday's Game Vs. Pens
Michael Grabner (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Michael Grabner (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Islanders forward Michael Grabner was suspended for two games by the NHL on Monday for an illegal check to the head of Carolina Hurricanes forward Nathan Gerbe.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:42 of the first period of Carolina’s 4-3 win over the Islanders on Saturday. No penalty was called on the play.

He will miss Tuesday’s home game against Vancouver and Friday’s road game against the Penguins.

The suspension will cost Grabner $30,769, with the money going to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The Isles are 3-3-2 on the young season.

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