Drake suspended for hit on Red Wings' Lebda

TORONTO -- St. Louis Blues captain Dallas Drake pulled one over on the officials in Thursday's loss to the Detroit Red Wings. He did not, however, escape the wrath of the NHL.

Drake was suspended two games without pay by the league on Friday for delivering a hit to the head of Detroit defenseman Brett Lebda in the Blues' 4-3 overtime setback one day earlier.

Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, Drake will forfeit $26,829.26, which goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. He will miss St. Louis' games against Columbus on Saturday and Chicago on Tuesday.

With 5:03 remaining in the first period, Drake came in high on Lebda behind the Red Wings' net, appearing to hit the defenseman with an elbow.

Drake did not receive a penalty on the play and scored a shorthanded goal in the first minute of the second session to give the Blues a 3-0 lead, while Lebda sat out the remainder of the opening period before returning for the second.