Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll has been suspended four games for interference against Philadelphia Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, the league announced Thursday.
Boll, who also faces a $82,000 fine for the Tuesday incident, was granted the suspension because the hit was deemed “both excessively late and incredibly forceful” on a player who was not eligible to be checked.
The 29-year-old is considered a repeat offender, as his most recent suspension occurred less than one year ago.
Boll has just one goal and two points over his 28 games with Columbus this season.
See video of the interference call here.