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Philadelphia Flyers D Brandon Manning suspended 2 games

By The Sports Xchange
Philadelphia Flyers D Brandon Manning suspended 2 games
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning (23) shoves Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) in the second period at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on April 22, 2016, in the fifth game of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals, 2-0. Photo by Mark Goldman/UPI | License Photo

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning has been suspended two games for a late hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel, the NHL announced Monday.

The incident occurred at 3:26 of the second period in the Penguins' 4-2 victory over the Flyers at Heinz Field on Saturday in a Stadium Series game. There was no penalty called on the play.

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A video released by the NHL's Department of Player Safety said Manning was suspended because he delivered a "high, forceful hit to Guentzel that makes substantial head contact."

Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Manning will forfeit $10,833.34. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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