FILE - This Sept. 27, 2011 file photo shows Minnesota Wild wing Guillaume Latendresse getting ready between shifts during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in St. Paul, Minn. Getting Latendresse, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Josh Harding back healthy this season ought to be a big boost for the Wild and their depth. (AP Photo/Andy King, File)
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for high sticking Columbus' Matt Calvert in the face Saturday night.
The suspension will cost Bouchard US$44,108.
With 1:06 left in the second period in Minnesota's 4-2 victory, Bouchard hit Calvert in the face with his stick, injuring the Columbus player in the process. Bouchard was assessed a double-minor for high sticking.