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Oilers' Potter suspended two games for boarding

Monday, 12.16.2013 / 5:58 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Oilers' Potter suspended two games for boarding
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Corey Potter has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Bonino.

NEW YORK -- Edmonton Oilers defenseman Corey Potter has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Bonino during NHL Game No. 504 in Anaheim on Sunday, Dec. 15, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 5:40 of the second period. Potter was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for checking from behind.

Based on his average annual salary, Potter will forfeit $7,948.72. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=512881&lang=en.