Ducks winger Corey Perry suspended four games for elbowing

NEW YORK – Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry has been suspended for four games without pay for elbowing Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux during the third period of Friday night’s game, the NHL announced Saturday.

Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Perry will forfeit US$114,516. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Perry will miss Anaheim’s game against Phoenix Jan. 4, the home-and-home series against Los Angeles Jan. 6 and 8, and the Jan. 9 against Tampa Bay. He will be eligible to return Jan. 11 against New Jersey.

The six-foot-three, 209-pound right winger has 10 goals and 24 assists in 39 games this season.