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Voracek two-game suspension upheld on appeal to Commissioner Bettman

Flyers forward had been banned for interference

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman today upheld the two-game suspension that was assessed to Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek by the Department of Player Safety for interference against New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk during NHL Game No. 1052 in New York on March 9.

Commissioner Bettman heard Voracek's appeal of the original decision, assessed March 10, at a hearing in New York on March 12.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Voracek will forfeit $88,709.68. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 5:41 of the third period. Voracek was assessed a major penalty for interference.

The Commissioner's complete ruling is attached.

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