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Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference suspended 1 game

Thursday - 5/2/2013, 6:51pm  ET

Toronto Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski (84) lies on the ice after a hard hit as Boston Bruins and Maple Leafs players grapple behind during the third period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Boston, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference was suspended for one game by the NHL on Thursday for an illegal check to Toronto forward Mikhail Grabovski's head during Game 1 of their first-round series.

No penalty was called on the hit midway through the first period in the Bruins' 4-1 victory.

Game 2 is Saturday night in Boston.


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