TORONTO - Philadelphia Flyers
forward Riley Cote
has been suspended for three games, without pay, as a result of being assessed a match penalty for attempt to injure during NHL game #376 against the Dallas Stars
Dec. 1, the National Hockey League announced today.
Cote was assessed a match penalty for elbowing Dallas defenseman Matt Niskanen
at 17:46 of the third period.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Cote will forfeit $8,021.40. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Cote will miss Philadelphia's next three games -- Dec. 5 at Minnesota, Dec. 7 at Colorado and Dec. 11 vs. Pittsburgh. He will be eligible to return Dec. 13 vs. Montreal.