October 05, 2016 - 11:12 AM
NEW YORK - The NHL has suspended Los Angeles Kings forward Tanner Pearson for the remainder of the pre-season and two regular-season games for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton Oilers defenceman Brandon Davidson.
The incident occurred in the second period of Sunday's pre-season game in Vernon, B.C. Pearson was assessed a match penalty for illegal check to the head and a game misconduct.
Davidson left the game after the hit and did not return.
The suspension will cost Pearson US$15,555.56. He will miss the Kings' season opener at San Jose and their home opener against Philadelphia.
He will be eligible to return Oct. 18 at Minnesota.
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