Byfuglien will lose $111,827 in pay and be eligible to play in the team's final game of the season. Winnipeg is currently two points ahead of the
The cross-checking penalty came 17:20 into the second period of the Jets' 3-2 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday. Miller fell to the ice after leaping out of the way of a shot and then trying to slap at the rebound when the puck was blocked by Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec.
Byfuglien then delivered a blow with his stick to the back of the head of Miller, who was lying on the ice, in a manner the league described as "excessive" and "dangerous." No penalty was called on the play, though.
Rangers Coach Alan Vigneault was extremely critical of the cross-check after the game.