Wild’s Boogaard suspended for 2 games

Minnesota Wild forward Derek Boogaard has been suspended for

delivering a knee hit on Edmonton forward Ryan Jones.

The NHL announced the discipline on Saturday.

Boogaard was assessed a minor penalty for kneeing on the play

7:29 into the first period of the Oilers’ 2-1 shootout win Friday


Boogaard, who was suspended for five games on Feb. 28, 2009, is

considered a repeat offender under the terms of the collective

bargaining agreement and will forfeit more than $21,000 in pay. The

money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Boogaard will miss games against Calgary and Florida. He will be

eligible to return Thursday at Detroit.