Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel has been suspended two games for cross-checking Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid in the neck area on Tuesday, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Thursday.
Early in the first period of Tuesday night's game, Roussel hit McQuaid above the shoulders with the shaft of his stick. Roussel was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct.
Roussel was fined the maximum amount allowed by the league earlier this season for punching an unsuspecting opponent.
The Stars are 25-21-8 and tied for the No. 10 seed in the Western Conference.
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