– Montreal Canadiens
forward Tomas Plekanec
has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an incident involving Edmonton Oilers
defenseman Denis Grebeshkov
during NHL Game #809 last night, the National Hockey League announced.
At 4:29 of the second period, Plekanec took down Grebeshkov from behind, resulting in an injury to the Edmonton player. He was assessed a minor penalty for tripping on the play.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Plekanec will forfeit $17,204.30. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Plekanec will miss tomorrow’s game at Colorado and Feb. 15 at Vancouver. He will be eligible to return Feb. 18 against the Washington Capitals