The NHL wasted no time handing down discipline to Jeremy Lauzon for his hit Saturday on Arizona Coyotes forward Derek Stepan.
The Boston Bruins defenseman was given a match penalty and ejected for checking Stepan in the head. Lauzon had a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety and subsequently was handed a two-game suspension for his actions.
Boston’s Jeremy Lauzon has been suspended for two games for an Illegal Check to the Head on Arizona’s Derek Stepan. Video explanation to follow shortly.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) February 9, 2020
Lauzon will miss Sunday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings and Wednesday’s matchup against the Montreal Canadiens.
On the bright side, the Bruins own a six-game winning streak heading into Sunday.