New York Islanders
forward Matt Martin
has been suspended for two games and will forfeit $6,792.12 in salary for delivering a blindside check to the head of Phoenix Coyotes
forward Vernon Fiddler
during Saturday's game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Martin's fine is based on his average annual salary and is calculated under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at 6:23 of the first period. Martin was assessed a two-minute penalty for charging.
Martin will be out of the lineup Wednesday against Tampa Bay and Thursday at New Jersey. He is eligible to return Sunday, when the Islanders host Montreal.