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Derek Boogaard Suspended for Two Games

Saturday, Mar. 6th, 2010

TORONTO - Minnesota Wild forward Derek Boogaard has been suspended for two games, without pay, as a result of a kneeing incident during NHL game #954 against the Edmonton Oilers, the National Hockey League announced today.

Boogaard, who was suspended for five games on Feb. 28, 2009, now is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Accordingly, he forfeits $21,341.46 in salary, based on the number of games in the season (82), rather than the number of days (193). The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

At 7:29 of the first period, Boogaard delivered a knee hit on Edmonton forward Ryan Jones. Boogaard was assessed a minor penalty for kneeing on the play.

Boogaard will miss games on Mar. 7 vs. Calgary and Mar. 9 vs. Florida. He will be eligible to return Mar. 11 at Detroit.

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