Sam Bennett was suspended one game by the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday and will not play for the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup First Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; CNBC, SNE, TVAS, BSFL, BSSUN).
The forward was disciplined for boarding Lightning forward Blake Coleman at 11:45 of the third period in Tampa Bay’s 5-4 win in Game 1 on Sunday. Bennett received a minor penalty for charging at 12:19. Coleman remained in the game.
Bennett had two assists, three hits, three blocked shots and four shots on goal in the game.
He scored 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists) in 48 games this season, including 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 10 games after he was acquired in a trade with the Calgary Flames on April 12.