Tyler Myers, have a seat. The Buffalo Sabres defenseman has been suspended three games for his hit to the head of the Devils’ Dainius Zubrus. The play happened at 7:02 of the third period with the Sabres holding a 1-0 lead.
Suprisingly, the hit only earned Myers a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head. The officials were Gord Dwyer and Brad Meier.
“I wondered why that wasn’t a five-minute major but I didn’t get an explanation for that,” Devils coach Peter DeBoer said.
Zubrus was not injured on the play and didn’t miss any time on the ice.
Tyler Myers needs to be suspended for that hit to the head of Dainus Zubrus. Absolutely does not belong in the game.
— Devils Tweet Feed (@DevilsTweetFeed) January 5, 2014
Per the NHL, Myers will forfeit $84,615.39 of salary, which will go to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Myers is eligible to return to the Sabres’ lineup next Tuesday vs. the Philadelphia Flyers.