TORONTO – Columbus Blue Jackets
defenseman Jan Hejda
has been suspended for two games and will forfeit $21,505.38 for delivering an elbow to the head of Chicago Blackhawks
forward Marcus Kruger
in NHL game #1161, the National Hockey League announced today.
The incident occurred at 1:05 of the second period. Hejda was assessed a minor for elbowing on the play.
His fine is based on his average annual salary and is calculated under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Hejda will miss the Blue Jackets' next two games – April 3 against St. Louis and April 5 at Dallas. He is eligible to return April 8 at Nashville.