NEW YORK (Jan. 3, 2009) -- Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry has been suspended for four games, without pay, for elbowing Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux during the third period of NHL Game #564 Friday night, the National Hockey League announced.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Perry will forfeit $114,516.12. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Perry will miss Anaheim's game against Phoenix Jan. 4, the home-and-home series against Los Angeles Jan. 6 and 8, and versus Tampa Bay Jan. 9. He will be eligible to return Jan. 11 against New Jersey.
Perry has posted 10-24=34 in 39 games this season. For his career vs. Los Angeles, Perry has scored 9-6=15 with 29 PIMs in 23 games. He scored the game-winner in the Ducks 2-0 win over the Kings on Nov. 16 at Anaheim.