The NHL has handed out another suspension in a series involving the Minnesota Wild, but this time around it wasn’t them getting the punishment. Instead, the NHL has ruled in favor of the Wild and may have helped give the team even more momentum than they were already building.
According to Blackhawks beat writer Mark Lazerus, the NHL has suspended forward Brandon Bollig for two games following his Game 4 boarding hit against the Minnesota Wild’s Keith Ballard.
The suspension comes at a huge moment in the series as the Blackhawks have just dropped two straight games to the Wild and head back to Chicago tied 2-2. The momentum is with the Wild at this point in the series and the loss of Bollig could end up being huge.
Chicago was able to survive the suspension of Brent Seabrook in their series against the St. Louis Blues but it’s going to be hard for the team to not only rebound from two straight losses but to do so without one of their better players.