Montreal Canadiens ahead Paul Byron was suspended three games with out pay by the NHL on Wednesday for his hit on Florida Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar in Tuesday’s sport.
Byron acquired a two-minute charging penalty on the 3:40 mark of the second interval when he drove Weegar into the boards. The defenseman’s helmet got here off as a result of the hit and he struggled to rise up. He left the sport and didn’t return with what the Panthers stated was an upper-body harm.
The Canadiens beat the slumping Panthers 5-1 within the sport.
Byron, 29, has 10 objectives and eight assists in 34 games this season. The 25-year-old Weegar has seven factors in 42 games.