Predators' Ryan Johansen suspended 2 games for high sticking on Jets' Mark Scheifele

Predators forward Ryan Johansen has been suspended two games by the NHL for his high sticking on Jets forward Mark Scheifele on Thursday, the NHL announced Friday.

The incident occured in the first period and it wasn’t a love tap.

While it may not have been intentional, Johansen hit Scheifele with a solid swing and knocked him to the ice.

Johansen will forfeit $86,021.50 for the infraction.

Nashville trails Winnipeg by four points for the lead in the Central Division.

Johansen leads the Predators in assists (34) and points (42).