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.

(You can watch the explanation for Lauzon's suspension here).

LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App.

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.


Haggerty: Have B's stumbled onto an effective third line?