Tampa Bay forward Adam Erne has been suspended for three preseason games for delivering an illegal check to the head of St. Louis forward Vladimir Sobotka during a preseason game in Orlando on Wednesday September 18 the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 6:54 of the first period. A minor penalty for illegal check to the head was assessed on the play.

For a full explanation of the decision complete with video please click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=445663.