(November 22, 2008) – New Jersey Devils
defenseman Mike Mottau
has been suspended for two games, without pay, as a result of an incident that took place during NHL Game #280 last night against the New York Islanders
, the National Hockey League announced.
Mottau was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing against Islander player Frans Nielsen
at 3:22 of the third period.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Mottau will forfeit $8,198.92. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Mottau will miss games at Tampa Bay Lightning
, Nov. 23 and at Florida Panthers
Nov. 26. He will be eligible to return Nov. 29 at the Pittsburgh Penguins