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.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
[display-posts category=”sports” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”4″]
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)