NEW YORK – St. Louis Blues forward Pavel Buchnevich has been suspended for two games, without pay, for head-butting Arizona Coyotes forward Lawson Crouse during NHL Game No. 38 in Arizona on Monday, Oct. 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 18:53 of the first period. Buchnevich was assessed a match penalty for head-butting.
Buchnevich is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $141,463.42. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.