Blue Jackets’ Jack Johnson suspended 3 games for check to head

Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has five assists in 12 games this season.

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Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL on Wednesday for an illegal check to Carolina’s forward Jiri Tlusty’s head.

Johnson was assessed a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head in the Blue Jackets’ 4-2 home loss Tuesday night. The suspension will cost Johnson $70,277.