The Buffalo Sabres will be without one of their top six defensemen for the next two games.
The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Saturday that Connor Clifton has received a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head on New Jersey Devils forward Nico Hischier.
The incident occurred during Friday’s game at 15:57 of the first period.
This suspension means Clifton will Sunday’s home game vs. the Colorado Avalanche and Wednesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Jacob Bryson, who has been a healthy scratch for the first eight games, is expected to slide into the lineup.