Flyers’ Gudas suspended 2 games for high-sticking Kucherov

              Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat, left, reaches for the puck after a collision with Philadelphia Flyers' Radko Gudas during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas has been suspended two games by the NHL for high-sticking Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov on Tuesday night.

The play occurred late in the third period of the Lightning’s 5-2 win. Gudas received a minor penalty on the play. He is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and will forfeit $81,707.32.

Also, Flyers defenseman Robert Hagg has been fined $3,091.40, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for interference against Lightning forward Cedric Paquette early in the third period.