The NHL's department of player safety was busy extending the long arm of the law once again on Monday, handing out yet another suspension for an illegal hit. This time it's Edmonton Oilers defenseman Corey Potter feeling its wrath, as the league announced on Monday evening that he has been suspended two games for boarding Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Bonino on Sunday night.
The incident occurred early in the second period of Edmonton's 3-2 loss. Potter received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the hit. As a result of the suspension he will lose $7,948.72 in salary.
Here is the NHL's explanation of the play.
Potter has appeared in nine games for the Oilers this season and recorded three assists while averaging nearly 14 minutes of ice-time per game.