February 25th, 2024

Canucks’ Zadorov hit with two-game suspension

By The Canadian Press on February 10, 2024.

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Nikita Zadorov (91) warms up before the team's NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

NEW YORK – The Vancouver Canucks will play the final two games of their current NHL road trip without defenceman Nikita Zadorov.

Zadorov has been suspended for two games by the NHL’s department of player safety following his check to the head of Detroit Red Wings’ forward Lucas Raymond during Saturday’s game at Little Caesars Arena, in which the hosts posted a 4-3 overtime victory.

Zadorov will miss two games without pay for his check at 4:07 of the second period. Zadorov was assessed a match penalty.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Zadorov will forfeit $39,062.50. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The Canucks play Sunday against the host Washington Capitals.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 10, 2024.

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