Connolly suspended four games for actions in Blackhawks game

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NEW YORK — Chicago Blackhawks forward Brett Connolly has been suspended for four games, without pay, for interference against Dallas Stars forward Tanner Kero during NHL Game No. 475 in Dallas on Saturday, Dec. 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 2:58 of the first period. Connolly was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for interference.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Connolly will forfeit $70,000. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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