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Buffalo Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers has been suspended 3 games for a illegal check to the head of New Jersey forward Dainius Zubrus.

The suspension will cost Myers $84,615 in salary.

Myers suggested his height — at 6-foot-8, he’s the NHL’s second-tallest player — played a factor in how he hit Zubrus.

That’s just one of the disadvantages of being as tall as I am. It just comes with the territory,” Myers said after practice but before the hearing was held. “I don’t want to change anything just because of that. If things come out of it because of my height then I’ll deal with it.


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