NHL suspends Blues’ Sammy Blais 2 games for illegal check to Head

Sammy Blais during the St. Louis Blues 2019 Stanley Cup parade By edwarddallas https www.flickr.com, CC BY 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

NEW YORK (Jan. 14, 2021) – St. Louis Blues forward Sammy Blais has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Colorado Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews during NHL Game No. 5 in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 13, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 4:33 of the first period. Blais received a minor penalty for elbowing.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Blais will forfeit $25,862.06. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: www.nhl.com/video/t-277440360/c-7240044.

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