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McDavid suspended two games for actions in Oilers game against Islanders

Center penalized for illegal check to head of New York defenseman Leddy

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

McDavid suspended two games

McDavid suspended two games for illegal check

Oilers forward Connor McDavid has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head on Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy

  • 02:35 •

NEW YORK -- Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy during NHL Game No. 938 in Edmonton on Thursday, Feb. 21, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 17:32 of the first period. McDavid was assessed a minor penalty for illegal check to the head.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, McDavid will forfeit $134,408.60. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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