TORONTO – New York Islanders forward Trevor Gillies has been suspended 10 games for his hit on Minnesota’s Cal Clutterbuck.
Gillies hit Clutterbuck in the head from behind in the Islanders 4-1 win over the Wild on Wednesday.
Gillies is considered a repeat offender after being suspended for nine games in February and will forfeit US$60,975.60 in salary.
He’s eligible to return March 26 when New York plays the Philadelphia Flyers.
Gillies has one goal and 124 penalty minutes in 33 games this season.