James Neal Suspended Five Games

NHL Pittsburgh Penguins winger James Neal has been dealt a five game suspension after his "blatant" kneeing of Brad Marchand in the head during the Bruins 3-2 victory over the Penguins on Saturday night.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Neal will forfeit $128,205.15. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.  

Meanwhile, Bruins winger, Shawn Thornton, waits until his hearing after attacking Brooks Orpik. It is rumored the Thornton will serve between 6-8 games.