The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without winger Jared Boll for the next three games.
Boll has been suspended for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Maroon. The hit took place at 4:02 of the second period when the two teams met on Tuesday night in Columbus.
“Boll elevates into the hit, driving his right shoulder directly into the side of maroon’s head,” says Patrick Burke of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety, “making it the main point of contact. This is an illegal check to the head. […] Head contact on this play is avoidable.”
No penalty was handed out on the play by referees Greg Kimmerly and Tim Peel. Maroon was not injured as a result of the hit.
Boll has been suspended and fined before. His suspension came back in 2008, when he was given an automatic one-game suspension for instigating a fight in the final five minutes of a game. He was fined in 2012 for an illegal check to the head of San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton.
As a result of the suspension, Boll will forfeit $27,419.34.
Keep up with all NHL suspensions via our 2014-15 NHL Suspension Tracker