TORONTO (Jan. 19, 2008) – Tampa Bay Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin has been suspended for two games, without pay, for a kneeing incident in NHL Game #667 against the Florida Panthers, the National Hockey League announced today.
Artyukhin was assessed a minor penalty for tripping Panthers’ forward Ville Peltonen at 19:33 of the second period.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Artyukhin will forfeit $10,215.06. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Artyukhin will miss tonight’s game against Dallas and Jan. 21 against Buffalo. He will be eligible to return Jan. 27 against the Montreal Canadiens.