Byfuglien suspended four games for ‘dangerous’ crosscheck

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Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has been suspended four games for crosschecking New York Rangers forward J.T. Miller on Tuesday in Winnipeg.

In making the ruling, the NHL deemed that Byfuglien delivered a “dangerous” crosscheck with “excessive force” to a “prone” and “defenseless” Miller, who was fortunately not injured on the play.

The Jets have five games left in the regular season. Byfuglien will be eligible to return for their final game, on Apr. 11 versus Calgary.