TORONTO (November 18, 2007) – Vancouver Canucks
defenseman Mattias Ohlund
has been suspended for four games, without pay, as a result of a slashing incident during NHL game #277 against the Minnesota Wild
, Nov. 16.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Ohlund will forfeit $74,866.32. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at 16:06 of the third period when Ohlund struck Minnesota player Mikko Koivu
with a slash. He was assessed a slashing major and game misconduct. Koivu suffered a broken bone in his left leg on the play.
Ohlund will miss tonight’s game against Calgary, Nov. 20 in Edmonton, Nov. 21 in Minnesota and Nov. 23 in St. Louis. He will be eligible to return Nov. 25 at home against Chicago.