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by Paul on 03/20/08 at 07:21 PM ET
from the AP via NHL.com,
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 unhappy with the Sabres’ decision to place him on their suspended list after it was discovered during a routine physical in September that he required surgery to repair a faulty valve
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