Mironov hit with two-game ban

NEW YORK -- Boris Mironov of the New York Rangers was
suspended without pay for two games by the NHL on Saturday, and
Adam Mair of the Buffalo Sabres received a one-game suspension
without pay for their roles in a cross-check confrontation.

Mironov received a match penalty and a game misconduct late in
the third period of the Rangers' 3-1 win over Buffalo on Friday
night after he cross-checked Mair along the boards. The hit was
made in retaliation after Mair originally went after Mironov and

Mironov was suspended for the Rangers' games against Toronto on
Saturday and the New York Islanders on Thursday. He also loses
$21,388 in salary.

Mair will sit out Saturday's game against Minnesota, and lose
$2,962 in salary.