The Detroit Red Wings lost 2-1 to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night after giving up a lead, but it was the Blues who lost a player on Wednesday.
Blues forward Chris Stewart shoved Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwell into the boards from behind during the first period of the game on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, the league announced that Stewart has been suspended three games without pay for the action. That means Stewart will forfeit $46,621.62 in salary according to the league.
"The onus is on Stewart to avoid this hit completely or at the very least minimize it," league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan(notes) said in a video explanation posted on the league’s web site.
With the three-game suspension, Stewart will not be allowed to return to the ice until Nov. 23, when the Blues face the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Red Wings play next against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.