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NHL suspends Flyers' Jones for two games

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TORONTO -- Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Randy Jones has been suspended for two games, without pay, as a result of being assessed a game misconduct during NHL game #146 against the Boston Bruins on Oct. 27,  the National Hockey League announced today.

"While it is my determination that Jones did not intend to injure his opponent, he did deliver a hard check to a player who was in a vulnerable position," said NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell.  "There have been suggestions by some that this hit was comparable to incidents earlier this season where players received significant game suspensions for blows to the head.  These comparisons and suggestions are wrong," Campbell added.
 
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Jones will forfeit $5,614.98.  The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Jones was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct for a hit on Boston player Patrice Bergeron at 16:07 of the first period.      

Jones will miss Thursday's game at Montreal and the Nov. 2 game at Washington.  He will be eligible to return Nov. 5 at NY Rangers.




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