NEW YORK — Buffalo Sabres forward Jeff Skinner has been suspended for three games, without pay, for cross-checking Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel during NHL Game No. 426 in Buffalo on Friday, Dec. 9, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 19:38 of the third period. Skinner was assessed a match penalty.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Skinner will forfeit $145,945.95. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
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