Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry was suspended Wednesday for four games without pay for a late check on Wild forward Jason Zucker during Tuesday night's game at Minnesota, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced.
The fine will cost Perry, 27, approximately $115,000 under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Perry received a major penalty for interference and a game conduct at 4:21 of the second period of Anaheim's 2-1 victory after his hit on Zucker.
"In spite of the fact that all players need to be aware of their surroundings, it is perfectly reasonable that Zucker should no longer expect to be hit this long after possession," said Rob Blake of the Department of Player Safety. "Furthermore, although all plays develop quickly, Perry has enough time to avoid this violent check or, at the very least, minimize it more significantly."
Perry will miss games against Dallas, St. Louis, San Jose and Chicago.
In 25 games this season, Perry has nine goals and 24 points. He scored 87 goals the previous two seasons.