Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/22/11
The NHL has suspended Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland three games for a hit to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger earlier this week.

Engelland ran into Kruger in the first period of Tuesday's los to the Blackhawks, making contact with his head.

Kruger suffered a concussion and has yet to return. League disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan said in his explanatory video that the severity of the injury played a role in the length of the suspension.

Engelland also forfeits nearly $10,000 in salary.

The 29-year-old has two goals and eight assists in 32 games this season.

He'll miss games Friday against Winnipeg, Tuesday against Carolina and next Thursday against Philadelphia. He's eligible to return Saturday against New Jersey.
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