The NHL has suspended Panthers Mike Matheson two games for illegal hit on Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson
During the third period of Sunday’s game, Panthers’ defenseman Mike Matheson made an illegal hit on Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson. Petterson had to be helped to the bench and has been sidelined for concussion protocol.
The Department of Player Safety reviewed the play. After a hearing that Matheson joined via phone call, the DoPS suspended Matheson two games for interference and unsportsmanlike behavior. Matheson has no prior suspension history.