NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL has suspended Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski two games for an obscene gesture he made toward Sean Avery.
The NHL says Wisniewski will sit out games at Washington on Wednesday and at Pittsburgh on Friday for his actions during Monday's 6-4 victory over the Rangers.
The league announced the penalty on Tuesday.
During a stoppage of play in the first period, Wisniewski and Avery chirped at each other. Wisniewski then made a gesture with his hand, directed at Avery. Wisniewski said he didn't remember making a gesture, but video of the incident was on the YouTube website before the game was over.