Ottawa forward Jarkko Ruutu has been been suspended 2 games without pay by the NHL for his blindsided hit on Montreal Maxim Lapierre. Ruutu delivered an elbow to his head.
Lapierre did not appear to suffer any injury on the play and Ruutu was assessed a two-minute minor for charging. He had to hustle Francis Bouillon right after the play to pay for his dirty hit. Both players received major penalties.
Ruutu was later assessed a 10-minute misconduct with less than 10 minutes to the game. He waved to the crowd as he left the ice: