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Ed Jovanovski #55 of the Phoenix Coyotes reacts after being checked by the Los Angeles Kings during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on December 26, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) (Christian Petersen/2009 Getty Images)
Ed Jovanovski #55 of the Phoenix Coyotes reacts after being checked by the Los Angeles Kings during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on December 26, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) (Christian Petersen/2009 Getty Images)

NHL suspends Jovanovski Add to ...

Phoenix Coyotes defenceman Ed Jovanovski has been hit with a two-game suspension for his elbow hit on Islanders rookie John Tavares.

The league announced Monday Jovanovski's second two-game suspension in just over a month. He was suspended Dec. 9 for a forearm hit on Minnesota centre Andrew Ebbett.

That makes Jovanovski a repeat offender under the terms of the CAB. Accordingly, he forfeits US$158,536.59 in salary based on the number of games (82) in a season, rather than the number of days (193). The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Jovanovski delivered an elbow to Tavares' head area at 19:43 of the first period of Saturday's game against New York. He was assessed a major penalty for elbowing and a game misconduct.

 

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