NHL suspends Flyers' Brayden Schenn for 1 game

Philadelphia forward charged at Devils defenceman Anton Volchenkov
Flyers forward Brayden Schenn was suspended one game by the NHL on Wednesday for charging at Devils’ defenceman Anton Vochenkov. (Julio Cortez/Associated Press)

The NHL has handed out its first disciplinary measures of the shortened 2013 season.

Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has been suspended for one game, the league announced Wednesday, for charging Devils defenceman Anton Volchenkov.

The incident took place in New Jersey on Tuesday night in the second period when Schenn came off the bench and launched into Volchenkov's head near the corner boards. No penalty was assessed on the play.

Schenn will forfeit $4,702.70 US of salary, with the money going to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.