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Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:54pm EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - The NHL suspended Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows for three games, without pay, for a late, illegal check to the head of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin on Thursday, the league announced Friday.

The incident occurred at 8:23 of the second period. No penalty was called on the play at the time, and Emelin later returned to the game.

Burrows, who has never been suspended previously, has two goals and four assists in 10 games this season.

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Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said forward Stephen Weiss will be put on injured reserve to open up a spot on the roster for forward Johan Franzen, reported.

Franzen, who has two goals and three assists in four games this season, has been sidelined with a groin injury since Oct. 17, but he is expected to return for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

Weiss suffered a groin injury Wednesday while on a conditioning stint with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. He played one NHL game this season, and had no shots on goal in that Oct. 18 game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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The Buffalo Sabres returned forward Sam Reinhart to Kootenay of the Western Hockey League.   Continued...

Oct 30, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks player Alexandre Burrows (14) checks Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher (11) during the second period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports