Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Cooke has been suspended two games for a hit to the head of Rangers forward Artem Anisimov in Saturday nights game. Cooke was awarded a two minute minor.
Cooke learned of his fate this afternoon when he had a conference call with the NHL before the Penguins departed for New York.
Cooke, also suspended for two games in January, is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Because of that, he forfeited $29,268 in salary based on the number of games (82) in a season, rather than the number of days (193). The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.