TORONTO -- Philadelphia Flyers
forward Daniel Briere
has been suspended for two games, without pay, as a result of a late hit on an unsuspecting opponent -- Avalanche defenseman Scott Hannan
-- during NHL Game #335 in Colorado Monday night, the National Hockey League announced today.
The incident took place at 9:06 of the second period, immediately following Hannan's goal.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average salary, Briere will forfeit $67,357.52. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Briere will miss games Nov. 25 against the New York Islanders
and Nov. 27 at Buffalo. He will be eligible to return Nov. 28 at Atlanta.