Chicago Blackhawks center Joakim Nordstrom (42) skates past Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Denver, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Chicago won 5-2. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Joe Mahoney
March 13, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) The NHL has suspended Chicago 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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