The NHL’s department of Player Safety has suspended Capitals forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel for 3 games for an illegal check to the head on Tampa Bay’s Cal Foote on Friday night.

The incident occurred at the 1:56 mark of the middle frame, when Aube-Kubel came laterally across the ice and made contact with Foote (son of longtime NHL defenseman Adam Foote), who was trailing the play.