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Numminen files grievance against Sabres for suspending him without pay

Updated: March 20, 2008, 6:06 PM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Teppo Numminen filed a grievance against the Buffalo Sabres for suspending him without pay after the veteran defenseman failed a preseason physical because he required open-heart surgery.

The grievance was filed with the NHL Players' Association in November, union spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon told The Associated Press on Thursday.

News of the grievance surfaced as Numminen rejoined the team this week. Numminen had previously declined to discuss whether he was ...

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