NEW YORK, NY (NHL Release) - September 19, 2013) – 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 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.