TORONTO (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.
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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