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Blues’ Jordan Binnington suspended 2 games for throwing punch

NHL: Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues

Mar 15, 2023; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Minnesota Wild goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) are separated by lineman before they can fight during the second period at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

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NEW YORK -- St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington was suspended two games without pay for throwing a punch at Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman.

Binnington’s suspension forced the Blues to call up Joel Hofer from Springfield of the AHL to serve as an emergency goaltender.

Binnington received a match penalty in the second period of an 8-5 loss to Minnesota for swinging his blocker glove at Hartman. Binnington left his crease and went after Hartman right after giving up the Wild’s fifth goal of the night.

Minnesota goalie Marc-Andre Fleury skated the length of the ice to confront the unmasked Binnington, but the two were separated by officials and Binnington was sent off the ice.

Binnington will forfeit $64,864.86 under the NHL collective bargaining agreement based on his average annual salary. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Binnington is 22-24-5 with a 3.39 goals-against average. Thomas Greiss will likely serve as the Blues’ No. 1 goaltender while Binnington is out.