NEW YORK - Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno has been suspended for three games, without pay, for elbowing Colorado Avalanche forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare during NHL Game No. 260 in Denver on Saturday, Nov. 9, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 17:15 of the second period. Foligno was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for charging.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Foligno will forfeit $88,709.67. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.