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Lemieux suspended two games for actions in Jets game

Forward punished for illegal check against Trocheck of Panthers

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK - Winnipeg Jets forward Brendan Lemieux has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck during NHL Game No. 192 in Helsinki, Finland, on Friday, Nov. 2, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 14:32 of the second period. Lemieux was assessed a match penalty for illegal check to the head.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Lemieux will forfeit $9,023.30. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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