NEW YORK -- San Jose Sharks forward Joachim Blichfeld has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon during NHL Game No. 363 in San Jose on Wednesday, March 3, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 8:04 of the third period. Blichfeld received a match penalty for illegal check to the head.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Blichfeld will forfeit $12,701.14. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.