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Flyers' VandeVelde suspended two games for elbowing

Center punished for infraction against Blackhawks captain Toews on Wednesday

by NHL Public Relations @PlayerSafety / NHL.com

Chris VandeVelde suspended 2 gms

VandeVelde suspended 2 games for elbowing

3/18/16: Philadelphia Flyers forward Chris VandeVelde has been suspended for two games for elbowing Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews

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NEW YORK -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Chris VandeVelde has been suspended for two games, without pay, for elbowing Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews during NHL Game No. 1048 in Chicago on Wednesday, March 16, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 19:30 of the first period. VandeVelde was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, VandeVelde will forfeit $7,661.30. 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/chris-vandevelde-suspended-2-gms/t-277440360/c-42670603

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