Tampa Bay’s Thompson suspended 2 games

Tampa Bay forward Nate Thompson was suspended for two games

without pay by the NHL on Saturday for an illegal check to the head

against New Jersey’s Matt D’Agostini.

No penalty was assessed on the play Friday night in the

Lightning’s 5-4 shootout victory.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and

based on his average annual salary, Thompson will forfeit