Panthers D Matheson suspended 2 games by NHL

NEW YORK (AP) — Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson was suspended two games without pay Monday for an incident early in the third period of a game against Vancouver during the weekend.

Matheson was punished for interference and unsportsmanlike conduct for his hit on Canucks forward Elias Pettersson at 4:47 of the third in Vancouver’s 3-2 win Saturday night. The Canucks announced earlier Monday that Pettersson was in concussion protocol.

Based on his salary, Matheson will forfeit $52,419.36 to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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