The NHL issued Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference a one-game suspension on Thursday for an illegal check to the head of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski.
Ference collided with Grabovski at 10:03 of the first period in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal serie on Wednesday in Boston. No penalty was called on the play.
The 34-year-old Ference will sit out Game 2 of the series on Saturday night. The Bruins took a 1-0 lead with a 4-1 victory in the opener.