ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington has been suspended for two games after a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday.
Binnington was given the suspension for roughing Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman during Wednesday’s game, according to NHL.com.
The incident in question happened near the Blues net after Hartman scored during the second period. Binnington left the net, went after Hartman and threw a punch.
Minnesota goalie Marc-Andre Fleury tried to confront Binnington, but the two were separated by officials, and Binnington was sent off the ice, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Binnington received a minor penalty for leaving his crease and a match penalty. The NHL Department of Public Safety is considering disciplining Binnington for roughing/unsportsmanlike conduct.
The Wild beat the Blues 8-5 at Enterprise Center Wednesday night.
The St. Louis Blues recalled goaltender Joel Hofer from the team's AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Hofer has posted a record of 22-14-4 with a 2.50 goals-against average and has recorded four shutouts with Springfield.
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