Evander Kane is the latest NHLer to be suspended for a dangerous hit.
The Winnipeg Jets forward was suspended two games the league’s department of player safety Monday for boarding Anaheim Ducks defenceman Clayton Stoner.
Kane was given a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct after drilling Stoner during Winnipeg’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Ducks Sunday afternoon.
Stoner got up immediately after the hit, dropped his gloves and started swinging at Kane. Stoner was given a two-minute roughing minor for sticking up for himself.
This is the first time Kane, who has 10 points and 44 penalty minutes in 20 games this season, has been suspended in his NHL career.
Kane will forfeit 56,451.62 in salary for his offence.