Coyote Ugly: Phoenix left-winger Upshall suspended two games for illegal hit

TORONTO – Phoenix Coyotes left-winger Scottie Upshall was suspended for two games by the NHL on Wednesday.

Upshall delivered an illegal hit on Flyers defenceman Oskars Bartulis in the second period of a 3-2 overtime win over Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

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Upshall, who was assessed a minor penalty for boarding, will forfeit US$24,193.54 in salary. The unsuspecting Bartulis was injured on the play.

Upshall will be eligible to return for the Coyotes’ game at Chicago on Sunday.