Gryba gets two-game suspension for ‘illegal’ hit on Eller

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Ottawa defenseman Eric Gryba has been suspended two games for his hit that sent Montreal forward Lars Eller to the hospital with a concussion and facial fractures on Thursday evening.

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety ruled that Gryba “made Eller’s head the principal point of conduct, causing a serious injury.”

According to the ruling, Gryba did not make “enough of a full-body check” for the hit to be deemed legal.

Gryba was given a five-minute major for interference and a game misconduct on the play.

Eller has since been released from the hospital.