Dallas Stars left wing Antoine Roussel (21) of France, defends with his stick preventing New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle (22) from getting to the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Feb. 8, 20
Kathy Willens
February 12, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel has been suspended for two games for a hit under the chin of Boston defenseman Adam McQuaid that led to his ejection.

Roussel was assessed a five-minute major penalty for cross-checking and thrown out early in the first period of Dallas' 5-3 win Tuesday night.

Roussel turned toward McQuaid after sidestepping his attempted check along the boards, and McQuaid was taking off his gloves in anticipation of a fight when Roussel hit him while holding his stick.

McQuaid went to the locker room but returned to the game.

The suspension announced Thursday will cost Roussel $21,505. The third-year player has 11 goals and 11 assists in 54 games.

The Stars host Florida on Friday before a trip to Colorado on Saturday.

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