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Wild's Boogaard suspended for 2 games

Saturday, 03.06.2010 / 3:11 PM / News

Associated Press

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.

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