Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire
December 16, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) The NHL suspended Dallas Stars forward Cody Eakin and Ottawa Senators forward Mike Hoffman on Friday.

Eakin was suspended for four games without pay for charging New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, and Hoffman was penalized two games for cross-checking San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture.

Eakin was assessed a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct in the first period of the Stars' 2-0 home loss Thursday night. The suspension will cost him $85,556.

Hoffman was assessed a major penalty for cross-checking and a game misconduct in the third period of the Senators' 4-3 shootout loss to the visiting Sharks on Wednesday night. The suspension will cost him $57,639.

Also, Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic was fined $5,000 for dangerous use of the stick involving Ottawa's Erik Karlsson.

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