The Department of Player Safety announced Sunday that Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel had been suspended two games without pay for his hit to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg.
Eichel was assessed a minor penalty for the illegal check in the second period of the Sabres’ 3-0 loss at Colorado on Saturday. The suspension will cost him $107,527 US. Here’s a look at the play:
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The suspension marks the first of Eichel’s career and was similar to the hit that also earned Connor McDavid a two game suspension back in February
Jack Eichel has 25 goals and 47 assists in 65 games this season.