Blues’ Buchnevich suspended two games for head-butting Coyotes’ Crouse

Blues' Pavel Buchnevich received a match penalty for headbutting Coyotes' Lawson Crouse.

St. Louis Blues forward Pavel Buchnevich has been suspended two games for head-butting Arizona Coyotes forward Lawson Crouse.

The incident occurred late in the first period of Monday’s 7-4 Blues win. During a scrum near the Coyotes goal, Crouse engaged Buchnevich with a cross-check for which he was given a two-minute minor penalty. In response, Buchnevich deliberately head-butted Crouse and he was ejected from the game with a match penalty.

Buchnevich is considered a repeat offender after he was suspended one game for high-sticking the Capitals’ Anthony Mantha last season.

The Blues acquired Buchnevich in an off-season trade with the Rangers.

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