By the way, if you do a google image search of "georges laraque boarding", this image comes back. It's from a game a couple of years ago. That Anaheim skater he's crushing? Matt Cullen.
According to rule 44c of the NHL rulebook:
Any player who incurs a total of two (2) game misconducts for Boarding under Rule 44 (b), in either Regular Season or Playoffs, shall be suspended automatically for the next game of his Team. For each subsequent game misconduct penalty the automatic suspension shall be increased by one game.
In game three of the Oilers' Western Conference Semifinals, Laraque was guilty of boarding Jonathan Cheechoo of the Sharks. He was given a major penalty, a game misconduct, and the gate.
In game two of the Stanley Cup Finals, Laraque was again handed a major boarding and a game misconduct.
Although I haven't seen anyone report this yet, these are the rules. The suspension is "automatic", and I presume, not subject to appeal.
So if any Canes fans are looking forward to seeing some retaliatory hits on Laraque, they'll have to wait until at least game 4. I don't think we'll see anything of the retaliatory nature. There's no point in that. In the regular season maybe, but there's too much on the line to resort to Federal League tactics.
Rules is rules. I'm not making this stuff up. Section c of rule 44 is the important part, but you can read the whole rule for yourself here.