TORONTO – Pittsburgh Penguins
’ forward Georges Laraque
has been suspended for three games, without pay, as a result of an elbowing incident during NHL game #1059 on March 12, the National Hockey League announced today.
Laraque was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct at 2:34 of the second period for an elbow to the head area of Buffalo player Nathan Paetsch
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Laraque will forfeit $20,855.61. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Laraque will miss Sunday’s game against Philadelphia, March 18 at the Rangers and March 20 against Tampa Bay. He is eligible to return March 22 against New Jersey.