Nordstrom suspended for 2 games for hit on defenseman

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • An injured Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23), of Sweden, is helped off the ice by Coyotes athletic trainer Jason Serbus, right, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Blackhawks defeated the Coyotes 2-1.

    An injured Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23), of Sweden, is helped off the ice by Coyotes athletic trainer Jason Serbus, right, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Blackhawks defeated the Coyotes 2-1. Associated Press

 
Associated Press
Posted3/13/2015 5:30 PM

NEW YORK -- The NHL has suspended Blackhawks forward Joakim Nordstrom for two games for an illegal hit on Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

The league announced the punishment Friday. Nordstrom also loses $6,631 in salary that goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

 

The play occurred at 19:22 of the third period of Chicago's 2-1 win at Arizona on Thursday night. Nordstrom received a minor penalty for boarding.

He will miss Saturday's game at San Jose, and Tuesday night's matchup with the New York Islanders at the United Center.

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