Upshall suspended 2 games for hit
The incident occurred early in the second period of Phoenix's 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers on Tuesday night. Upshall was assessed a minor penalty for boarding on a blindside on Bartulis, who was injured on the play.
''It's unfortunate, and maybe a little reckless on his part,'' Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said after the Coyotes lost 8-3 to Tampa Bay on Wednesday night.
''But I think it's unfortunate the player got injured. The league is trying to do the best it can to protect the players, so it's just kind of a freak incident.''
Upshall missed the Lightning game and will also sit out Friday's game at Columbus.