Wild’s Suter suspended 2 games for elbowing Pens’ Downie

Wild defenseman Ryan Suter was handed a two-game suspension by the NHL.

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The NHL has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter for two games, without pay, for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie.

Suter struck Downie on Tuesday night at 4:22 of the second period. The NHL handed down the punishment on Wednesday.

Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and based on his average annual salary, Suter will forfeit $81,058.72. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Suter wasn’t penalized for the hit in Pittsburgh’s 7-2 victory.