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Habs Murray Suspended Three Games For Illegal Check To The Head


Montreal defenseman Douglas Murray has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bays Mike Kostka, the NHL announced on Thursday.

Kostka suffered a concussion on the play, and the player safety department noted that Murray had no history as a repeat offender prior to this hit.

Murray will now miss Montreals next three games against Ottawa, Detroit and Chicago and will forfeit $23,076.93 in salary to the Players Emergency Assistance Fund.

For more on this story visit: Mike Halford, NBC Sports


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