forward Darcy Hordichuk
was automatically suspended for one game, and Canucks coach Alain Vigneault
fined $10,000 by the NHL for violation of the instigator rule.
Hordichuk was assessed an instigator penalty with 4:56 left in the third period of Tuesdays' game against the St. Louis Blues
. NHL rules state any player given an instigator penalty in the final five minutes of a game or at any point in overtime is automatically suspended one game, and his coach automatically fined $10,000.
Hordichuk will miss Thursday's game at Detroit; he can return for Saturday's game at Colorado.
Hordichuk will lose $4,015.54, with that money going to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. Vigneault's fine goes to the NHL Foundation.