Montreal Canadiens forward Michael Pezzetta suspended 2 games for illegal check

NEW YORK — The NHL has been suspended Montreal CanadiensForward Michael PezzettaTwo games Monday to make an illegal check on the head Washington CapitalsForward T.J. Oshie.

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.

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