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Hejda Suspended Two Games by NHL

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, OHIO - Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jan Hejda has been suspended for two games and will forfeit $21,505.38 for delivering an elbow to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger in NHL game #1161, the National Hockey League announced today.

The incident occurred at 1:05 of the second period of last night’s game. Hejda was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing on the play. His fine is based on his average annual salary and is calculated under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. Hejda will miss the Blue Jackets' next two games -- April 3 against St. Louis and April 5 at Dallas. He is eligible to return April 8 at Nashville.

The Blue Jackets return to action Sunday when they host the St. Louis Blues. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 5 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 4:30 p.m. The game also will be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network – flagship station 97.1 The Fan – and online at

Single-game tickets for Blue Jackets home games, starting at $22, are on sale at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at and For information on season tickets, a variety of partial-season plans and group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit

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