Oilers' Andrew Ference suspended 3 games
The NHL said Monday he will be eligible to return for Sunday's road game in New York against the Rangers.
Ference will lose $118,902 in salary. He has been suspended twice before and fined once during his 15-season career.
This time, he drew a minor penalty for his second-period hit on Kassian during Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Canucks. The 35-year-old defenseman drove his shoulder into Kassian's head after the Vancouver forward made a pass in the Oilers' zone.