The NHL suspended Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets for four games without pay Thursday for his cross-check to the head of New York Rangers center J.T. Miller.
The play occurred late in the second period of Winnipeg's 3-2 loss to New York on Tuesday.
Miller had fallen to the ice near the crease after taking a swipe at a rebound off the pads of Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec.
Byfuglien, who will lose $111,827 in pay, drove his stick in to the back of the Rangers forward's head while falling to his knees.
Contract extension. The Kings have signed forward Tanner Pearson to a two-year, $2.8 million contract extension. He has scored 23 points in 67 games with the Kings.
Bruins 3, Red Wings 2 - Zach Trotman scored his first career NHL goal with 2 minutes, 8 seconds remaining to lift visiting Boston past Detroit and into a third-place tie with the Red Wings in the Atlantic Division.
Detroit's Drew Miller started 48 hours after needing more than 50 stitches to close deep cuts suffered near his left eye.
He was injured when he collided with Mark Stone's skate during Tuesday night's shootout loss to Ottawa.
Panthers 6, Hurricanes 1 - Roberto Luongo became the 11th NHL goalie to record 400 career wins, and Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist to tie Ron Francis for fourth place on the NHL's career points list with 1,798 as host Florida beat Carolina.
- Associated Press