NHL suspends Florida’s Sam Bennett a game for Boarding

NEW YORK (May 17, 2021) – Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett has been suspended for one game for boarding Tampa Bay Lightning forward Blake Coleman during Game 1 of the teams’ First Round series in Sunrise, Fla., on Sunday, May 16, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 11:45 of the third period. Bennett was assessed a minor penalty for charging.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: https://www.nhl.com/video/t-277440360/c-8387455.

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