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MacDermid of Kings suspended two games for illegal check to the head

Defenseman disciplined for actions against Provorov of Flyers

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

MacDermid suspended two games

MacDermid suspended for illegal check

Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid has been suspended two games for an illegal check on Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov

  • 03:04 •

NEW YORK - Los Angeles Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov during NHL Game No. 625 in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 31, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 14:29 of the second period. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, MacDermid will forfeit $7,258.06. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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