Flyers’ Joel Farabee Suspended 3 Games

NEW YORK — Philadelphia Flyers forward Joel Farabee has been suspended for three games without pay for interference against Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault.

The NHL’s department of player safety announced the suspension Monday night.

The incident occurred at 9:03 of the second period of the Flyers game in Winnipeg Sunday, when Farabee crashed into Perreault long after the Jets player had given up the puck.

Joel Farabee Philadelphia Flyers
Joel Farabee, Philadelphia Flyers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Perreault stayed down on the ice for quite some time, then had to be helped off and went straight to the dressing room. He did not return.

Farabee was assessed a major penalty for interference and game misconduct.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Farabee will forfeit $14,919.36. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 16, 2019.

The Canadian Press