NEW YORK - Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has been suspended for six games, without pay, for high-sticking Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle during NHL Game No. 1146 in St. Paul on Tuesday, March 29, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The suspension includes the Blackhawks' final five regular-season games and first Stanley Cup Playoff game.
The incident occurred at 9:27 of the first period. Keith was assessed a match penalty for high-sticking.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Keith will forfeit $148,883.35. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
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Blackhawks' Keith suspended six games