Tampa Bay Lightning forward (and prospect) Mattias Ritola has been suspended for two games and will forfeit $5,555.92 in salary for a charging incident that involved a hit from behind on New York Islanders player Matt Moulson in NHL game #257, last night, the National Hockey League announced.
Ritolaâ€™s fine is based on his average annual salary and is calculated under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Playersâ€™ Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at 6:13 of the second period and Ritola was assessed a major penalty for charging.
Ritola will miss tonightâ€™s game at Philadelphia and at Buffalo on Saturday. He is eligible to return November 22 against the Boston Bruins.
--Tampa Bay Lightning press release