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NHL suspends Devils' Wood 2 games for hit on Namestnikov
NEW YORK (AP) New Jersey forward Miles Wood has been suspended for two games by the NHL for a blindside hit on Tampa Bay forward Vladislav Namestnikov.
The league's department of player safety issued its ruling Sunday, a day after the Devils' 4-3 win at the Lightning.
Wood was near the middle of the ice in the Tampa Bay zone and hardly broke stride in ramming Namestnikov face-first into the boards an instant after the Lighting player chipped the puck out of the zone. Wood was penalized for both boarding and roughing.
The suspension will cost Wood just under $10,000 in pay.
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Updated February 18, 2018