Ducks forward Nate Thompson
has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk during NHL Game No. 434 in Anaheim on Friday, Dec. 11, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 6:25 of the first period. Thompson was assessed a major penalty for elbowing and a game misconduct.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Thompson will forfeit $25,806.45. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.