Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson has been suspended for one game without pay for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Frank Vatrano.

Gudbranson hit Vatrano from behind at 6:13 of the first period of Vancouver's game at Boston on Thursday night.

The Canucks blueliner also received a game misconduct and a fighting major after being challenged by Boston's Tim Schaller following the hit.