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Comeau banned two games for boarding

Columbus forward had no previous history with league's player safety department

Wednesday, 03.12.2014 / 3:16 PM ET / News
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Comeau banned two games for boarding
Columbus Blue Jackets\' Blake Comeau suspended two games for boarding Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith.

Brendan Smith took exception to Blake Comeau's first-period boarding hit, cross-checking the Columbus forward in front of linesman Derek Amell Tuesday night. (Photo by Getty Images)

NEW YORK -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Blake Comeau has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith during NHL Game No. 979 in Columbus on Tuesday, March 11, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 12:47 of the first period. Comeau was assessed a minor penalty for boarding.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Comeau will forfeit $10,256.42. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Smith, who wasn't injured on the play, was not available to the media after the game.

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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