Video: Landeskog tossed for illegal check to Marchand’s head


Gabriel Landeskog‘s night has come to a premature end in Boston — the Avs captain was given a 10-minute match penalty for an illegal check to the head of Boston forward Brad Marchand.

The incident occurred early in the second period. Marchand was given a two minute roughing minor in retaliation for the hit, but didn’t leave the game and continued taking regular shifts.

Per the NHL rule book, the match penalty means Landeskog is “automatically suspended from further competition” until the incident has been reviewed.

Landeskog has never been suspended over the course of his five-year career, but was fined for throwing a punch at Minnesota captain Mikko Koivu at the end of a game against the Wild last season.