NHL Player Suspended for Biting Opponent During Game

Ottawa Senators forward Jarkko Ruutu has been suspended by the NHL for two games without pay for biting Buffalo Sabres enforcer Andrew Peters.

The NHL announced Wednesday that Ruutu will lose $37,707 in pay and miss Ottawa's game at Boston on Thursday and a home game against the New York Rangers on Saturday.

The ruling came a day after Ruutu bit down on Peters' glove during an altercation in front of the Senators bench in the first period of Buffalo's 4-2 victory. The force of Ruutu's bite ripped Peters' glove off and broke the skin on the player's right thumb.

Ruutu, suspended for the second time this season, denied he bit Peters despite replays showing he chomped down on the player's glove.