Sabres forward Jack Eichel suspended for 2 games

NEW YORK (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for an illegal check to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg.

Eichel was assessed a minor penalty for the illegal check in the second period of the Sabres’ 3-0 loss at Colorado on Saturday. The suspension will cost him $107,527.

The 22-year-old center has 25 goals and 47 assists in 65 games this season.