Avs D Johnson suspended 2 games for slash

 

The Sports Network

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The National Hockey League issued a two- game suspension to Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson on Tuesday.

Johnson was given a minor penalty for delivering a clear two-handed slash to the left hand of Islanders forward Frans Nielsen during the third period of a 5-2 Avs victory at Uniondale on Saturday night.

He will miss Colorado's first two games after the Olympic break, Feb. 26 against Los Angeles and Feb. 28 against Phoenix.

Johnson will also forfeit $38,461.54 in salary, which goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Nielsen reportedly suffered a broken hand as a result, and may miss time once the NHL resumes play after the Sochi games.

Read more Hockey Wires stories from the Miami Herald

  •  
Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown, right, battles San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau for the puck during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Los Angeles, Thursday, April 24, 2014.

    LA Kings avoid elimination in 6-3 win over Sharks

    Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night.

  • NHL Playoff Capsules

    Jarome Iginla scored with 6:28 left in overtime on a redirected shot that went off an opponent, lifting the Bruins to a 3-2 win over Detroit on Thursday night in Game 4 of their first-round series to finish off a comeback from a two-goal deficit.

  • Sam Donnellon: Playoff start will shape Mason's maturity with Flyers

    Steve Mason has not won a playoff game in his National Hockey League career. He also never has been put in the position he will be in Friday night, asked to stop the New York Rangers' momentum, buy some time early in the game for his team to establish its revised plan, all while shaking off nearly two weeks' worth of rust and any lingering fatigue from what most believe was a concussion suffered in the second-to-last game of the regular season.

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category