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NHL hands St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre a 5-game ban for boarding

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The National Hockey League handed St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre a five-game suspension Friday for boarding San Jose Sharks defenceman Dan Boyle.

The incident occurred at 5:22 of the first period on Tuesday night. Lapierre was assessed a major penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct.

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Lapierre served one game of the suspension while awaiting Friday afternoon’s in-person hearing.

He will forfeit US$28,205.15 in salary.