MacDonald of Avalanche suspended two games


NEW YORK — Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jacob MacDonald has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman during NHL Game No. 623 in Minnesota on Wednesday, April 7, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 14:42 of the first period.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, MacDonald will forfeit $12,500. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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