The Montreal Canadiens came away with a victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday night that gave them new life but also cost them forward Brandon Prust.
Prust received a two-game suspension from the NHL on Friday for interference during the 3-2 overtime victory over the New York Rangers. His hit on Derek Stepan at 2:45 of the first period left the Rangers center with a broken jaw.
No penalty was assessed against Prust during the game, but the Department of Safety made its ruling after a hearing.
Stepan's broken jaw was diagnosed on Friday morning and he then underwent surgery.
Also on Friday, Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo was suspended 10 games by the NHL for making physical contact with an official following the incident involving Stepan and Prust.
Stepan had X-rays Thursday night, and he returned to the game after they were negative. He was in pain after the game and on Friday morning, according to the team.
---The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed center Tyler Johnson to a three-year contract, the team announced. Johnson was scheduled to become a restricted free agent.
The 5-foot-9, 181-pounds Johnson played in his first full NHL season in 2013-14 and parlayed it into a nomination for the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year. He was one of three players to appear in all 82 games during the regular season, ranking fourth on the Lightning for goals with 24 and fifth for points with 50. His plus-23 rating was second on the team.
---The Montreal Canadiens' Marc Bergevin, Los Angeles Kings' Dean Lombardi and Anaheim Ducks' Bob Murray are the finalists for the 2013-14 NHL General Manager of the Year Award.
Bergevin and Murray are finalists for the second straight season, while Lombardi is a first-time finalist.
The winner will be announced June 24 during the 2014 NHL Awards from Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. The awards will be broadcast by NBCSN in the U.S. and CBC in Canada.