Boston University freshman defenseman Ahti Oksanen will miss the first two regular season games because his junior team played two games with what the NCAA considers a professional player, a school spokesperson confirmed.
The NCAA punishment for such an infraction is one game for each instance, thus the two-game penalty.
Oksanen played for the Espoo Blues U20s in his native Finland last season and split the 2010-11 season between the Blues’ Under-18 and Under-20 teams.
The punishment was reported by the Daily Free Press on Twitter.
Oksanen had two assists in Boston University’s 5-0 exhibition win over Toronto last Sunday. The Terriers’ first two games are at home against Providence on Saturday and at New Hampshire on Saturday, Oct. 20.