As predicted yesterday, Lightning forward Mattias Ritola has been suspended two games for his second-period hit on Matt Moulson during the Islanders 4-2 loss last night.
Replays clearly revealed that the 23-year-old center left his feet before sending Moulson face-first into the boards at 6:13 of the second. After the play, John Tavares earned two minutes for roughing for pouncing on Ritola, who received a five-minute charging major penalty.
Ritola will forfeit $5,555.92 in salary while serving the two-game ban.
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