Detroit Red Wings center @Dylan Larkin has been suspended one game for roughing Tampa Bay Lightning forward @Mathieu Joseph, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced Friday afternoon.
Larkin will miss Detroit’s game against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday while he serves his suspension. He’ll also forfeit $30,500 of his salary, which will go to the NHL Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Here’s a link to the video explanation of the suspension, as posted to Twitter by the Department of Player Safety:
The incident involving Larkin and Joseph occurred at the 11:40 mark of the second period during Detroit’s 7-6 overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday. After being hit from behind into the boards by Joseph, Larkin retaliated by hitting Joseph in the face with his gloved right hand.
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Larkin, 25, was assessed a match penalty on the play; Joseph received a two-minute penalty for roughing, as did fellow Lightning player @Jan Rutta.

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