Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan has been suspended two games for boarding Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm.
The hit happened early in the third period of Saturday night’s game in Detroit. It was a textbook boarding call. Nolan drove right through the numbers into the glass. Helm never even saw him coming.
Referee Kyle Rehman’s arm shot up immediately from across the ice to call a penalty. Detroit defenseman Jonathan Ericcson took offense to the hit and went after the Kings forward. Nolan was given a two-minute minor for boarding on the play. Ericsson also received a minor for roughing, offsetting the man advantage for the Wings.
Helm was not injured on the play.
Nolan is a repeat offender, which means his fine – $17,073 – is based on per-game basis. He was suspended one game for a punch on Edmonton’s Jesse Joensuu, which you can check out below: