He will forfeit $23,118 as a result of the hit, according to a report on the league's website (www.nhl.com).

Sawada, who was carrying the puck into the Boston zone when he was hit by Paille, got up on his own but did not return to the game.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue; To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)