Blue Jackets’ Jared Boll Suspended Four Games For Blindside Hit Vs. Flyers (Video)

Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Jared Boll

Photo via Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Jared Boll

NEW YORK — Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll was suspended for four games without pay by the NHL on Thursday for interference against Philadelphia Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.

Boll was assessed a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct for the blindside hit in the second period of Columbus’ 3-2 shootout victory Tuesday night. He’s considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

In a video announcing the suspension, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety called Boll’s hit “both excessively late and incredibly forceful.”

The suspension will cost Boll $82,927.

Thumbnail photo via Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports Images

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