Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson
is day-to-day after leaving Thursday's game vs. Chicago late in third period because of an upper-body injury he suffered after being boarded.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Joakim Nordstrom has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Ekman-Larsson, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced on Friday.
The incident occurred at 19:22 of the third period. Nordstrom was assessed a minor penalty for boarding.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Nordstrom will forfeit $6,630.82. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Ekman-Larsson did not practice with teammates on Friday, but Head Coach Dave Tippett reaffirmed that Ekman-Larsson, who leads the Coyotes with a career-high 17 goals this season, was not seriously injured and that he could play in Saturday's home game vs. New Jersey.