Predators’ Ryan Johansen suspended 2 games for high-sticking

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen has received a two-game suspension without pay for high-sticking Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele.

The NHL announced Johansen’s suspension Friday. Johansen committed the penalty Thursday during the first period of the Predators’ 5-1 loss to the Jets.

Johansen will lose $86,021.50 due to the suspension. That money will go to the NHL players’ emergency assistance fund.

The 26-year-old Johansen has eight goals and 34 assists in 49 games this season.

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