Patrick Maroon suspended two games for hit on Drew Doughty

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Patrick Maroon already probably feels bad for the major penalty he took on Tuesday, which opened the door for his Edmonton Oilers to allow three power-play goals during the Los Angeles Kings’ ensuing man advantage. Now he’ll also be suspended and lose some money.

(Read more about the Kings’ 5-0 win against the Oilers here.)

The Department of Player Safety handed a two-game suspension for Maroon’s “high, hard hit” on Drew Doughty.

Some factors went into the decision: it was noted that the check made “substantial head contact” and it also mattered that Doughty never possessed the puck, which is why it was a case of interference.

As you can see in the video below, it’s noted that Maroon does not have a history of supplemental discipline. There’s no mention of the injury situation one way or another for Doughty:

So, what do you think? Is this punishment too harsh, too light, or just right?

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.