NEW YORK – National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman today upheld the four-game suspension that was assessed to Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy for an illegal check to the head of Florida Panthers defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson during NHL Game No. 130 in Boston on Monday, Oct. 30.
Commissioner Bettman heard McAvoy’s appeal of the original decision, assessed Oct. 31, at a hearing on Nov. 7.
The incident occurred at 9:24 of the third period. McAvoy was assessed a match penalty.