Canadiens’ Lapierre suspended 4 games for late hit
Montreal Canadiens center Maxim Lapierre has been suspended four
games Friday for a hit on San Jose Sharks center Scott Nichol.
Lapierre knocked Nichol into the end boards 1:50 into the third
period of the Sharks’ 3-2 win Thursday night in San Jose.
Nichol was injured on the play and did not return to the game.
Coach Todd McLellan said Friday that Nichol will likely be
sidelined for 7 to 10 days. No penalty was assessed on the
Lapierre will lose more than $14,000 in pay, with the money
going to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.