Blues’ Lapierre Suspended 5 Games

Sep 20, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center Maxim Lapierre (40) checks Tampa Bay Lightning right wing B.J. Crombeen (19) off of the puck during the second period at the Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

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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Topics: Dan Boyle, Maxim Lapierre, St.Louis Blues

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