Prust suspended 2 games for late hit on Stepan

The NHL Player and Safety Department has announced that Brandon Prust has been suspended for two games for his late hit on New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan.

“Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust has been suspended two games for interference with New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan during Game 3 of the teams’ Eastern Conference Final series in New York on Thursday, May 22, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.”

Prust was not assessed a penalty on the initial play. The New York Rangers also announced earlier today that Derek Stepan had or will have surgery to repair a broken jaw, yet it is unknown if the injury occurred from that play.

Here is the play,

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