TORONTO (AP) -Minnesota Wild forward Derek Boogaard has been suspended for delivering a knee hit on Edmonton forward Ryan Jones.
The NHL announced the discipline on Saturday.
Boogaard was assessed a minor penalty for kneeing on the play 7:29 into the first period of the Oilers' 2-1 shootout win Friday night.
Boogaard, who was suspended for five games on Feb. 28, 2009, is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and will forfeit more than $21,000 in pay. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Boogaard will miss games against Calgary and Florida. He will be eligible to return Thursday at Detroit.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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