Detroit Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist suspended 6 games for high-sticking slash

Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist is seen against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. The Blue Jackets won 2-1. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist was suspended for six games without pay by the NHL Wednesday for high-sticking Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon in the face.
In Minnesota’s 6-3 home victory Sunday, Spurgeon knocked Nyquist to the ice, and Nyquist came up swinging, using the blade of his stick to spear Spurgeon just below his left eye. Nyquist was called for a double-minor for high-sticking. Spurgeon missed a few shifts while getting stitches in his cheek.
The suspension will cost the 27-year-old Nyquist $158,333.