Pittsburgh Penguins' Marcel Goc (57) gets a shot past Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32) and Ryan Suter (20) for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. The Penguins won 7-2. (AP Photo/Gene J.
Gene J. Puskar
January 14, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) The NHL has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter for two games, without pay, for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie.

Suter struck Downie on Tuesday night at 4:22 of the second period. The NHL handed down the punishment on Wednesday.

Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and based on his average annual salary, Suter will forfeit $81,058.72. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Suter wasn't penalized for the hit in Pittsburgh's 7-2 victory.

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