Auston Matthews Suspended Two Games

NHL: Heritage Classic-Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres
Mar 13, 2022; Hamilton, Ontario, CAN; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin (26) knocks Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (34) into the goal behind goalie Craig Anderson (41) in the 2022 Heritage Classic ice hockey game at Tim Hortons Field. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Monday that Auston Matthews has been banned two games for his cross-check to the head of Rasmus Dahlin at the Heritage Classic on Sunday.

The Maple Leafs’ star got mixed up with Dahlin in front of the Sabres’ net at 14:55 of the third period. Matthews reacted with a cross-check to the side of Dahlin’s head after the Sabres defenseman slammed him into the goal.

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