Flames’ Mark Giordano suspended 2 games for kneeing Wild’s Mikko Koivu

Watch as Mark Giordano gets sent to the box after this knee-on-knee hit against Mikko Koivu.

Calgary Flames defenceman Mark Giordano was suspended two games by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Friday night for a kneeing incident that occurred during Thursday’s 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.

The Flames captain was assessed a tripping penalty after kneeing the Wild’s Mikko Koivu at 6:17 of the third period.

Giordano will forfeit US$72,580.64 of his average annual salary.

Earlier Friday, Calgary forward Ryan Lomberg was suspended for a game and head coach Bill Peters fined US$10,000 for another incident that occurred at the end of Thursday’s game.

Lomberg went after Matt Dumba after the Wild defenceman steamrolled Flames centre Mikael Backlund in the final minute of regulation.

Instigating in the final five minutes of the game resulted in Lomberg’s automatic suspension and Peters’ fine.

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