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The NHL Department of Player safety has suspended Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks three games for boarding Aaron Ekblad of the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

January 12, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks was suspended three games without pay by the NHL on Monday night.

Hendricks was punished for boarding Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad early in the third period of the Oilers’ 2–1 loss to the Panthers on Sunday night.

Hendricks was not whistled for a penalty on the play.

He will miss Edmonton’s games at Arizona on Tuesday and at San Jose on Thursday, and at home against Calgary on Saturday.

Online:

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=925734&lang=en

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