Warren Peters was forced to miss Sunday’s game against Boston after receiving a five-minute major and a game misconduct for cross-checking St. Louis’ David Backes in the head on Saturday. The NHL’s explanation is below.
The suspension probably would have been longer if Backes was hurt or Peters had been suspended or fined in the past. Peters has 55 penalty minutes in 74 career NHL games, with 15 of them coming on Saturday. Peters will also forfeit $2,905.41 in salary as a result of this suspension.