MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- Anaheim Ducks defenseman James Wisniewski was suspended eight games by the NHL Thursday for his hit on the Hawks' Brent Seabrook.
The league said Wisniewski struck Seabrook, who was injured on the play, in the head area.
"Mr. Wisniewski delivered a retaliatory hit to the head of an opponent who never had possession of the puck," NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell told NHL.com. "The fact that Mr. Wisniewski is a repeat offender also entered into this decision."
Wisniewski, who was suspended for two games on Oct. 31 for hitting the Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan in the head, will forfeit $ 268,292.72 in salary.