Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has been suspended for six games, without pay, for high-sticking Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle.
The suspension includes the Blackhawks’ final five regular-season games and first Stanley Cup Playoff game. Since the suspension is six games, he has the ability to appeal. Although, I’m sure a lot of people are stunned at the result of this only being six games.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Keith will forfeit $148,883.35. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
The suspension is for the high stick, shown above.