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Wild's Burns suspended 2 games for hit

Nov. 13, 2010 at 3:46 PM

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Minnesota Wild defenseman Brett Burns is suspended for two games for a blow to the face of Florida's Steve Bernier, league officials said Saturday.

Burns was given a game misconduct in the closing seconds of Minnesota's 2-1 loss to the Panthers Friday in Sunrise, Fla. The Wild defenseman hit Bernier in the face with the butt-end of his stick, opening a large, bloody gash.

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Media reports indicated Bernier suffered facial fractures that will require surgery.

Burns told the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune the play was unintentional, saying, "I don't know how it happened. I don't know. It happened. I said sorry. I just saw he was bleeding there. I didn't mean to do that."

The Wild's top-scoring blueliner has five goals and four assists in 15 games this season and also leads the team with 29 penalty minutes.

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