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Canadiens forward Plekanec suspended 2 games

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TORONTO (AP) -The National Hockey League has suspended Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec for two games without pay for tripping a player from behind during a game.

In the second period of Wednesday's game against Edmonton, Plekanac took down Oilers defenseman Denis Grebeshkov from behind, resulting in an injury to the Edmonton player.

Plekanec was assessed a minor penalty for tripping on the play.

Plekanec will forfeit $17,204.30, with the money going to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. He will miss games against Colorado and Vancouver and is eligible to return Feb. 15 against Washington.

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