Blue Jackets' Byers suspended 3 games

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 17, 2012
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Dane Byers has been suspended three games without pay for a shoulder-to-head hit on San Jose's Andrew Desjardins on Saturday night. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Byers will forfeit $8,918.91. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. The incident occurred at 3:01 of the second period. A match penalty for attempt to injure with an illegal check to the head was assessed on the play. Desjardins was helped off the ice and did not return. He also did not play in the Sharks' game on Sunday night against Chicago.
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