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Hanzal Suspended Two Games for Charging

 

The National Hockey League’s Department of Player safety announced that Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal has been suspended for his hit on Oiler’s defenseman Jeff Petry. Hanzal blatantly launched himself at Petry, which caused him to make clear contact with Petry’s head. Per NHL.com, Hanzal will forfeit $75,609.76 while not playing, as a result of the suspension. Hanzal was awarded a minor changing penalty on the play for his hit on Petry, which occurred at 13:42 of the first period in the Coyotes’ game against the Oilers.

The NHL’s explanation of this infraction: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=459704.

The Coyotes will play the LA Kings at home on Tuesday night.

-Tyler Jones, Howlin’ Hockey

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