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Jets' Dillon suspended three games for illegal check to the head


Winnipeg Jets defenceman Brenden Dillon has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Noel Acciari, NHL Player Safety announced on Wednesday.

Dillon was assessed a match penalty for an illegal check to the head of Acciari in Winnipeg's 3-0 loss to the Penguins on Tuesday. 

Just over four minutes into the second period, Acciari had the puck through the neutral zone before Dillon got Acciari in the head with his shoulder.

Acciari's helmet was sent flying by the contact and multiple Penguins players rushed to defend him.

Dillon has six goals and 15 points in 47 games with the Jets this season, his third with the team.