New York, NY (Sports Network) - New York Islanders forward Colin McDonald has
been suspended for two games for boarding Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ben
Lovejoy during Tuesday's game.
The incident occurred at 18:54 of the second period. McDonald received a major
penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.
Lovejoy was retrieving a loose puck in the corner of his own zone when
McDonald hit him from behind into the boards.
"The key factors for us elevating this penalty to a suspension are a
combination of the length of time that McDonald sees Lovejoy's number and the
degree in force with which McDonald hits right through his opponent," NHL
discipline czar Brendan Shanahan said in a video explanation of his ruling.
McDonald will forfeit $7,567.56 in salary which goes to the Players' Emergency
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