NHL suspends Stars' Neal for 2 games
The NHL has suspended Dallas Stars forward James Neal two games for a boarding infraction that injured the Columbus Blue Jackets' Derek Dorsett. The NHL announced the discipline on Friday. Neal will miss games against New Jersey on Saturday and Carolina on Monday. Neal also will forfeit $8,515 in salary, with the money going to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. Neal hit Dorsett from behind at 13:01 of the second period in Thursday's 4-1 loss. Dorsett was dazed after striking his head on the boards, and Neal was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct. Neal will be eligible to return Thursday at Colorado.