Blues' Stewart suspended 3 games
ST. LOUIS (AP)
The NHL announced the suspension without pay Wednesday.
The illegal hit occurred during the first period of Tuesday night's game. The league says Stewart will forfeit $46,621.62 in salary.
''The onus is on Stewart to avoid this hit completely or at the very least minimize it,'' league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan said in a video explanation posted on the league's web site.
Stewart, a four-year veteran, is eligible to return Nov. 23 at Pittsburgh.