Monday, November 01, 2010

Flyers' Briere suspended three games for Saturday incident

by Bob Herpen
Phanatic Hockey Editor

The National Hockey League on Monday suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Danny Briere three games for an incident during last Saturday's game with the New York Islanders.

Briere was given a major for cross-checking and a game misconduct in the final minute of the third period during a 6-1 Flyers victory after hitting Islanders forward Frans Nielsen in the face with his stick after a face-off. Nielsen himself was given a 10-minute misconduct on the play.

The 33-year-old Quebec native, who leads the club with six goals and has also posted eight points in 11 games, will not be eligible to return until Sunday's contest in Washington, and will forfeit $237,804.87 in salary which will automatically go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

He will miss Monday's home game with Carolina, Thursday's home contest against the Rangers and Saturday's tilt at the New York Islanders.

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