Dale Weise Suspended for Illegal Check: Latest Details and Reaction

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistOctober 21, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Dale Weise #22 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on October 6, 2016 in New York City. The Flyers defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia Flyers winger Dale Weise has been suspended three games by the NHL for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks defenseman Korbinian Holzer during the team's 3-2 loss on Thursday night. 

According to the Flyers, Weise was suspended without pay.  

Weise—who signed a four-year, $9.4 million dollar contract with the Flyers in July—has not tallied a goal or assist in Philadelphia's first four games this season. 

Although the season is young, the Flyers have not been strangers to lengthy suspensions. 

Center Brayden Schenn was suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season dating back to a hit on the Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie in last year's playoffs, while defenseman Radko Gudas was slapped with a six-game ban for interference against the Boston Bruins' Austin Czarnik during the preseason. 

According to CSNPhilly.com's Jordan Hall, the Flyers have been suspended an NHL-high 12 games to this point in the 2016 campaign.