The NHL has suspended Devils forward Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond for one game without pay for instigating a fight with rookie Caps center Marcus Johansson last night.
Letourneau-Leblond, who sought out Johansson during the fight-filled last five minutes of Saturday's game, also was assessed slashing, fighting and a game misconduct. He will forfeit $2,822.58 in pay. In addition, Coach John MacLean has been fined $10,000. The Devils host the Capitals on Nov. 22.
"He asked me at the faceoff if I wanted to go, and I said, 'No,'" Johansson said last night. "I'm happy the guys stood up for me."