Boston forward A.J. Greer suspended one game for cross-checking on Mike Hoffman

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NEW YORK — Boston Bruins winger A.J. Greer has been suspended one game for cross-checking Montreal Canadiens forward Mike Hoffman in the face, the NHL's department of player safety announced Friday.

The incident late in Thursday's first period occurred prior to a faceoff after the players slashed each other's sticks.

Greer then proceeded to forcefully cross-check Hoffman up high.

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The Bruins forward was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct.

Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, Greer will forfeit US$4,121.62 in salary.

The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 24, 2023.

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