Blues’ Reaves suspended 3 games for boarding Sharks’ Tennyson

Watch the hit that saw Ryan Reaves get three games from Player Safety. He crunches Matt Tennyson against the boards and was ejected after Tennyson is helped off the ice.

St. Louis Blues forward Ryan Reaves has been suspended three games for boarding Matt Tennyson of the San Jose Sharks.

The incident occurred in the first period of Monday night’s meeting between the Blues and Sharks. Reaves will surrender $18,145.17 of his salary under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

In a video release explaining the decision, the NHL department of player safety notes that Tennyson “is never eligible to be checked by Reaves on this play.”

The Blues’ next game is set for Thursday when they host the New York Rangers. Reaves will also sit road games versus the Nashville Predators on Saturday and Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.

Reaves has two goals, no assists, 40 penalty minutes, and a minus-seven rating in 40 games this season.