Blues F Stewart Suspended 3 Game For Illegal Hit

7 years 11 months 2 days ago Wednesday, November 16 2011 Nov 16, 2011 Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:55:47 PM CST November 16, 2011 in Sports
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Blues forward Chris Stewart has been suspended three games for shoving Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall into the boards from behind.

The NHL announced the suspension without pay Wednesday.

The illegal hit occurred during the first period of Tuesday night's game. The league says Stewart will forfeit $46,621.62 in salary.

"The onus is on Stewart to avoid this hit completely or at the very least minimize it," league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan said in a video explanation posted on the league's web site.

Stewart, a four-year veteran, is eligible to return Nov. 23 at Pittsburgh.

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