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Lauzon Suspended Two Games for Illegal Check to the Head

The incident occurred at 19:39 of the first period on Saturday against Arizona

by National Hockey League @NHL /

NEW YORK (NHL) - Boston Bruins defenseman Jeremy Lauzon  has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Arizona Coyotes forward Derek Stepan during NHL Game No. 844 in Boston on Saturday, Feb. 8, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 19:39 of the first period. Lauzon received a match penalty for illegal check to the head.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Lauzon will forfeit $8,037.64. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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