NEW YORK - Bruins forward David Backes has been suspended three games for injuring Red Wings' forward Frans Nielsen with a blow to the head in Tuesday's game at TD Garden.
Backes, who has never been fined or suspended throughout his NHL career, is expected to appeal the suspension.
Boston’s David Backes suspended three games for interference on Detroit’s Frans Nielsen. https://t.co/TaN0CGiY8v— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 7, 2018
The NHL Player Safety office released a video detailing the play and the reasoning behind their discipline decision.
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