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NHL suspends Jovanovski for two games for forearm to head of Wild’s Ebbett

TORONTO – The NHL has suspended Phoenix Coyotes defenceman Ed Jovanovski two games for a forearm to the head of Minnesota Wild centre Andrew Ebbett.

The league announced the discipline on Wednesday.

Jovanovski hit Ebbett at 9:34 of the third period of Monday’s game between the Coyotes and Wild. No penalty was called on the play.

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Jovanovski will miss Thursday’s game at Los Angeles and Saturday’s game against San Jose. He will be eligible to return Monday at Detroit.

He will lose more than US$67,000 in pay, with the money going to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.