Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry has been suspended four games for his hit on Jason Zucker of the Minnesota Wild in the second period of Tuesday's game.

Zucker passed the puck back to the point in the Ducks' zone when Perry's shoulder or elbow appeared to make contact with Zucker's head.

The Ducks' forward was assessed a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct on the play.

Zucker laid on the ice for several minutes before requiring assistance to leave the ice. He did not return to the game.

Perry has been suspended once before in his NHL career, a four-game ban for elbowing Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux in 2009. His repeat-offender status was a factor in the decision to give Perry four games.

The fact that it was a late, illegal check and caused an injury were given as prime reasons in the NHL's suspension video.