Avalanche’s Tyson Barrie suspended three games for hit on Ducks’ Simon Despres

The NHL on Saturday suspended Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie for three games for charging and interference after a second-period hit on Ducks defenseman Simon Despres. Barrie will serve the first game of his ban Sunday against the Kings at Staples Center. Despres suffered a head injury and could not finish Saturday’s 3-0 loss to the Avalanche. He’s also unlikely to play Sunday against the Minnesota Wild at the Honda Center.

Here’s the link to the NHL’s news release and the video: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=783699&navid=nhl:topheads