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Ritola suspended two games

 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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