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Canucks' Jake Virtanen suspended two games

Vancouver forward disciplined for interference against Sharks' Roman Polak

by NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety / NHL.com

Jake Virtanen suspended 2 games

Virtanen suspended 2 games for interference

3/30/16: Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen suspended 2 games for interference against San Jose defenseman Roman Polak

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NEW YORK - Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen has been suspended for two games, without pay, for interference against San Jose Sharks defenseman Roman Polak during NHL Game No. 1148 in Vancouver on Tuesday, March 29, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 2:01 of the second period. Virtanen was assessed a major penalty for interference and game misconduct.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Virtanen will forfeit $9,614.70. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: https://www.nhl.com/video/jake-virtanen-suspended-2-games/t-277440360/c-43092703.

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