Wild’s Burns suspended two games
The NHL says it has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Brent
Burns for two games for careless use of his stick against Panthers
forward Steve Bernier at the end of Friday night’s game at
The NHL ban was handed down to Burns on Saturday. He will lose
$38,172 in salary and will be forced to sit out games against Tampa
Bay on Sunday and Anaheim on Wednesday. He is eligible to return
when Minnesota faces Detroit next Friday.
Bernier took a stick to the face and sustained a cut on his
cheekbone, below the eye. Burns was given a penalty for fighting
and a game misconduct.
”I don’t know how it happened. I saw he was bleeding,” Burns
said Friday. ”He just came at me, and maybe my glove got him, I