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Canadiens forward Plekanec suspended for two games

TSN.ca Staff

2/12/2009 11:05:12 PM

Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec has been suspended for two games without pay by the National Hockey League.

Plekanec slew footed Edmonton Oilers defenseman Denis Grebeshkov in the second period of Wednesday night's 7-2 Canadiens loss.

Plekanec was assessed a minor penalty for tripping on the play, and Grebeshkov has a high ankle sprain that will sideline him for at least two weeks.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Plekanec will forfeit $17,204.30. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.