The NHL has suspended St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre 5 games for his hit that landed San Jose Sharkes defenseman Dan Boyle in the hospital.
According to TSN.ca, the suspension without pay will cost Lapierre a total of $28,205. As with most penalties assessed as the result of a player’s injury after a hit, the NHL has made a point to crack down on offenders with hopes it will help to eliminate these types of hits from the game.
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