Wild's Pierre-Marc Bouchard suspended for two games by NHL
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The Minnesota Wild will be without winger Pierre-Marc Bouchard for road games against the New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators on Monday and Tuesday.
Bouchard was suspended for the two games by the NHL without pay on Sunday for a high-stick he delivered to the face of Columbus forward Matt Calvert on Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center in the Wild's regular-season opener.
Bouchard also played a point on the power play and he earned his second assist in the second period when he fed Dany Heatley out front with the Wild up a man.
Bouchard hit Calvert in the face with his stick at 18:54 of the middle period and was assessed a double-minor penalty for high-sticking. Calvert was injured on the play.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Bouchard will forfeit $44,108.10, according to the NHL. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Bouchard will be eligible to return on Thursday night when the Wild plays host to Edmonton.