Rangers’ Lemieux Suspended Two Games for Interference
New York Rangers forward Brendan Lemieux has been suspended for the first two games of the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers for interference against Colorado Avalanche forward Joonas Donskoi during NHL Game No. 1081 in Colorado on Wednesday, March 11, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced.
The incident occurred at 17:06 of the third period. Lemieux was assessed a minor penalty for interference.
The Department of Player Safety initially held a hearing with Lemieux on Friday, March 13, but waited for the Return to Play guidelines to be established before making its decision on the incident.
Lemieux will be eligible to play in the Rangers’ exhibition game on Wednesday, July 29, before serving his suspension.
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