NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL has suspended Boston Bruins forward Maxime Talbot two games without pay for interference for his check to the head of New Jersey's Jiri Tlusty.
The check occurred at 14:30 of the second period of Boston's 2-1 win over the Devils on Sunday. After Tlusty cycled the puck into the Bruins corner, Talbot delivered a late hit that made contact with the Devils forward's head.
No penalty was called on the play, and Tlusty remained in the game.
Talbot will forfeit US$ 19,354.84 in salary. He will miss Boston's home games Tuesday against St. Louis and Saturday against Buffalo, and will be eligible to return Sunday at Ottawa.