NHL

Wild forward Bouchard given 2-game suspension

Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for high sticking Columbus' Matt Calvert in the face Saturday night.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard will forfeit $44,108 US in salary after receiving a two-game suspension for a high stick on Saturday night. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for high sticking Columbus' Matt Calvert in the face Saturday night.

The suspension will cost Bouchard $44,108 US.

With 1:06 left in the second period in Minnesota's 4-2 victory, Bouchard hit Calvert in the face with his stick, injuring the Columbus player in the process. Bouchard was assessed a double-minor for high sticking.

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