NEW YORK, N.Y. – The NHL has suspended Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan has been suspended for one game for punching an unsuspecting opponent.
The incident occurred at 19:56 of the second period of the Kings’ 4-2 road win over Edmonton on Sunday. Nolan punched Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu in the jaw in front of the Kings goal during a scrum.
Joensuu’s arms were tied up by a linesman and the scrum was dissipating when Nolan threw his punch.
Nolan was assessed a double-minor penalty for roughing on the play. He will forfeit US$3,589.74 in salary.