-- Ottawa Senators
forward Jarkko Ruutu
has been suspended for two games, without pay, as a result of an elbowing incident that took place during NHL Game #217 last night against the Montreal Canadiens
, the National Hockey League announced.
Ruutu was assessed a two-minute minor penalty for charging against Montreal player Maxim Lapierre
at 2:05 of the third period.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Ruutu will forfeit $13,978.50. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Rutuu will miss a home-and-home series against the New York Islanders
on November 13 and 15. He will be eligible to return Nov. 15 at the New York Rangers