Keith will forfeit $148,883.35 based on his annual salary under the new collective bargaining agreement. The team is not fighting this decision against the Conn Smythe award winner, as head coach Joe Quenneville stated "we're respectful for their decision there" after Friday's overtime win.
The Blackhawks' defenseman received a match penalty for swinging his stick and hitting Coyle on the bridge of the nose after getting knocked to the ice. Coyle required medical attention, but returned to the game.
The league released a video to announce their decision on Friday, calling Keith's actions "an intentional and retaliatory act of violence by a player with a history of using his stick as a weapon."
This is the third time Keith has been suspended, and first since the 2013 playoffs for hitting Kings' forward Jeff Carter in the face. He could appeal this suspension, but it is unknown how long the process would take.