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Tampa Bay forward Nate Thompson suspended 2 games for illegal check to head

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Tampa Bay forward Nate Thompson was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Saturday for an illegal check to the head against New Jersey’s Matt D’Agostini.

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No penalty was assessed on the play Friday night in the Lightning’s 5-4 shootout victory.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Thompson will forfeit $9,729.72.