Blue Jackets’ Foligno attracts Three-game suspension


FILE PHOTO: Oct 21, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets ahead Nick Foligno (71) skates towards the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Enviornment. Columbus defeated Toronto in extra time. Obligatory Credit score: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports activities

Columbus Blue Jackets ahead Nick Foligno was suspended three video games on Monday for elbowing Colorado Avalanche ahead Pierre-Edouard Bellemare two nights earlier.

Foligno drew a five-minute charging penalty and a recreation misconduct for the hit. He left his skates close to heart ice as Bellemare approached and drove his left elbow into the opponent’s face.

The league’s ruling signifies that Foligno is ready to overlook a Tuesday highway recreation at Montreal, a Friday house recreation towards the St. Louis Blues and a Nov. 19 house recreation towards the Canadiens.

The 32-year-old Buffalo, N.Y., native has one aim and 6 assists in 17 video games this season. He has appeared in 858 video games in 12-plus NHL seasons, producing 187 objectives and 255 assists.

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