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Dec 21 (The Sports Xchange) - Boston Bruins forward Max Talbot has been suspended for two games without pay due to a late-hit incident in Sunday's game against the New Jersey Devils. The NHL penalized Talbot for "interference" against Devils forward Jiri Tlusty at 14:30 of the second period. The league ruled Talbot delivered a shoulder hit into the chest and head of Tlusty. Talbot will forfeit $19,354.84 in pay under teams of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. - - - Pittsburgh Penguins C Sidney Crosby sat out his first game of the season with a lower-body injury, but isn't expected to be sidelined long, according to coach Mike Sullivan. - - - The Columbus Blue Jackets played without their captain, left winger Nick Foligno, who was sidelined with an undisclosed injury. - - - Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jarred Tinordi was in the lineup for the first time this season, replacing defenseman Jeff Petry, who was sidelined after absorbing a hard hit Saturday night in Dallas. - - - Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (lower-body) skated at Monday morning's practice but missed his 10th straight game. - - - New York Islanders right winger Kyle Okposo missed Monday's game with a lower-body injury. - - - St. Louis Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson, who was recalled on Sunday from the American Hockey League, returned to the lineup Monday and played his first game since Dec. 5. (Editing by Steve Keating.)