The NHL has officially ruled on the gentle giants head hit from the Buffalo Sabres win over the New Jersey Devils and it’s not good news. The NHL has handed the Buffalo Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers a three-game suspension for his hit to the head of Dainius Zubrus.
Tyler Myers had a phone hearing for the hit this afternoon and the NHL decided the hit was worthy of three games.
Three games for Tyler Myers: http://t.co/okcDQ1r2Ki
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 6, 2014
Once again here’s the gif of the hit where Myers did leave the ice to hit Zubrus.
Whether Myers was penalized for his 6 foo 8 size and frame or not, this is the type of hit the NHL is trying to get rid of in this day in the NHL. Aside from the fact Myers left the ice and appears to have lunged upwards, I don’t see too much wrong with this body check. Zubrus had his head down, don’t want to get hit keep your head up!
Tyler Myers is a repeat offender and just when Myers begins to play physical he gets himself in trouble, seems he and the Sabres just cant catch a break with Brendan Shanahan. Tyler Myers will be eligible to return to action January 12th when the Sabres face off against the Washington Capitals.
The three games for Tyler Myers is what most expected; He lunged upwards, left the ice and hit the head of his opponent.