The NHL's Department of Player Safety (DoPS) announced on Friday afternoon that they have suspended Los Angeles Kings forward Jacob Doty for two games for interference on San Jose Sharks forward Jeffrey Viel
The hit, which occurred in Wednesday nights game between the Kings and Sharks, resulted in a game misconduct for interference. The incident came mere seconds after an unsuspecting Viel had received a breakout pass and deflected into the opposing zone, only to be leveled prior to chasing it in.
This decision from the DoPS comes as little surprise, as it was quite evident to anyone watching that a suspension would be handed out. Sharks head coach David Quinn felt that way as well, saying to reporters post game that Doty would be suspended.