TORONTO -- St. Louis Blues
forward Cam Janssen
has been suspended for five games, without pay, as a result of a late hit to the head delivered to an unsuspecting opponent during NHL Game #911, Feb. 13 against the Washington Capitals
, the National Hockey League announced.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Janssen will forfeit $14,248.70. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Janssen was assessed a five-minute major for interference for hitting Capitals' forward Matt Bradley
at 5:52 of the first period.
Janssen will miss games at Phoenix on Mar. 2, at Dallas on Mar. 4, at Colorado on Mar. 6; at New York Islanders
on Mar. 11 and at Columbus on Mar. 13. He will be eligible to return on Mar. 14 at Minnesota.