Tampa Bay's Thompson suspended 2 games

4:03 PM, Mar 30, 2013   |    comments
Mar 20, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nate Thompson (44) skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Tampa Bay 4-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
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NEW YORK (AP) - Tampa Bay forward Nate Thompson was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Saturday for an illegal check to the head against New Jersey's Matt D'Agostini.

No penalty was assessed on the play Friday night in the Lightning's 5-4 shootout victory.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Thompson will forfeit $9,729.72.

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