NEW YORK -- Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie has been suspended for two games, without pay, for roughing Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival during NHL Game No. 1203 in Anaheim on Thursday, April 6, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The suspension includes the Ducks' final regular-season game as well as their first game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The incident occurred at 6:00 of the third period. Ritchie was assessed a match penalty.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Ritchie will forfeit $4,967.59. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.