NHL hits Gabriel Landeskog with 2 game suspension for dangerous boarding play
Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog had a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday. The forward has been suspended two games for boarding fellow forward Kirby Dach of the Chicago Blackhawks during Wednesday’s game in Denver.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Landeskog will forfeit $70,000.00. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund
Landeskog suspended 2 games
The incident occurred with 3:37 remaining in the third period after Landeskog shoved Dach while the latter was on one knee near the boards. Landeskog received a minor penalty for boarding as well as matching roughing penalties with Blackhawks forward Tyler Johnson following the incident with Dach.
Dach remained in the game after the hit from Landeskog.
Landeskog collected a goal and an assist in Colorado’s 4-2 win on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Swede has 514 points (219 goals, 295 assists) in 688 career games since being selected by the Avalanche with the second overall pick of the 2011 NHL Draft.
–Field Level Media contributed to this report.