Devils’ Farnham suspended four games for hit on Blues’ Jaskin

Bobby Farnham loses his cool after taking a hit against the boards and goes after Dmitrij Jaskin, which starts a chain of events that leads to Jordin Tootoo taking on Ryan Reaves.

New Jersey Devils forward Bobby Farnham has been suspended four games for his hit against Dmitrij Jaskin, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Thursday.

The incident, which occurred with just over eight minutes remaining in Tuesday’s game against the St. Louis Blues, saw Farnham throw the brutal hit right after being checked into the end boards by Kevin Shattenkirk. He was issued a major penalty for interference.

The play also incited a wild series of events between the teams and eventually led to a fight between Jordin Tootoo and Ryan Reaves.

The suspension will see the 26-year-old winger forfeit $12,365.60 in salary.

This is Farnham’s second case of league-implemented discipline in the past week, as he received a $2,000 fine for diving/embellishment on Jan. 7.