TORONTO (February 21, 2009)
-- Los Angeles Kings
defenseman Denis Gauthier
has been suspended for two games, without pay, as a result of an incident during NHL Game #870, Feb. 19 against the San Jose Sharks
, the National Hockey League announced.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Gauthier will forfeit $22,580.64. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Gauthier was assessed a minor for boarding after making contact with Sharks’ forward Patrick Marleau
on an icing play at 10:14 of the third period. There was no injury as a result of the play.
Gauthier will miss games against Phoenix on Feb. 21 and at Minnesota on Feb. 24. He will be eligible to return on Feb. 25 at Philadelphia.