The National Hockey League announced today that New York Rangers forward Chris Simon has been suspended for two games, without pay, for a cross-checking incident during the January 11 game (NHL #625) against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden.
Simon was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking Tampa Bay forward Ruslan Fedotenko
at 18:07 of the first period. Simon also received a minor for roughing on the play.
Simon will miss the January 13 game against the New York Islanders and the January 15 match vs. the New Jersey Devils.
He will be eligible to return to the Blueshirt lineup on January 17 at Montreal.
In 41 games with New York this season, the left winger has tallied seven goals and eight assists for 15 points. His 150 penalty minutes ranks second in the NHL to Los Angeles' Sean Avery
(172) with 159 penalty minutes on the season.