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Bouchard Suspended Two Games

NEW YORK—Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard has been suspended, without pay, for two games for a high-stick to the face of Columbus forward Matt Calvert during NHL Game #16 on October 8, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Bouchard will forfeit $44,108.10. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

At 18:54 of the second period, Bouchard hit Calvert in the face with his stick, injuring the Columbus player in the process. Bouchard was assessed a double-minor penalty for high sticking.

Bouchard will miss games Oct. 10 at NY Islanders and Oct. 11 at Ottawa. He will be eligible to return Oct. 13 vs. Edmonton.

A full explanation of Shanahan’s decision, complete with video, will be available soon on NHL.com.

If you missed the video earlier today, watch it here.

added 8:17pm, Shanahan explains the suspension below…

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Nicholas Lorenzi's avatar

I’m glad action was taken here. Would have been nice to get that 5 minute major though, assuming Columbus could score on the power play.

Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 10/10/11 at 01:27 PM ET

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