Toronto Maple Leafs ahead Zach Hyman has been suspended two games for his hit on Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy on Saturday night time in Boston.
The NHL’s Division of Participant Security referred to as the play by Hyman a “late, forceful, excessive hit” that got here properly after McAvoy had performed the puck.
The league additionally referred to as it a “predatory hit,” however cited Hyman’s lack of earlier fines or suspensions for the choice to droop him solely two games.
Hyman, in his third full NHL season, was given a five-minute main for interference and a recreation misconduct on the play.
McAvoy was taking part in in simply his second recreation again after lacking 20 games with a concussion. He left Saturday’s contest after the hit however returned to the bench late within the recreation and was lively Sunday at Ottawa.