NEW YORK — The NHL has been suspendedForward Two games Monday to make an illegal check on the head Forward .
This happened during the third period of Washington’s 8-4 win over Montreal on Saturday. Pezzetta hit Oshie in the head while he was finishing a check after Oshie, a Capitals forward, had made a play for the puck to be moved out of Washington's area.
Pezzetta was penalized for making an illegal head check on the play. The $7,500 salary that the Canadiens forward had, despite having no discipline history, will be forfeited.
Pezzetta will be eligible for a return visit when the Canadiens travel to Ottawa on April 23.