Wisniewski suspended

Wisniewski received a minor penalty for a check to the head of Minnesota's Cal Clutterbuck during...

Wisniewski received a minor penalty for a check to the head of Minnesota's Cal Clutterbuck during Friday's preseason game against the Wild. (QMI Agency)

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NEW YORK - Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL for an illegal check.

Wisniewski received a minor penalty for a check to the head of Minnesota's Cal Clutterbuck during Friday's preseason game against the Wild.

The length of the suspension will be determined after a hearing and review by the NHL's Department of Player Safety, which is headed by former NHL star Brendan Shanahan.

Wisniewski will be entering his first season with Columbus after signing a six-year contract in July. His rights were acquired in a deal with Montreal this summer.


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