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Hit to head benches Eager for 3 games

3/21/2009 - NHL Ben Eager Chicago Blackhawks + more

NEW YORK -- Chicago left wing Ben Eager was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL on Saturday night for a hit to the head on Edmonton left wing Liam Reddox in the Oilers' 5-4 shootout victory Friday night.

Eager, who wasn't penalized during the game for the hit, is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

The suspension will cost him $21,951.