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.