NHL Suspensions: Blackhawks' Hjalmarsson, Isles' Wisniewski Benched

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IOctober 12, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 04:  Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates in Game Four of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wachovia Center on June 4, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The NHL reviewed the hit Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson put on Buffalo’s Jason Pominville on Monday night and spoke to Hjalmarsson on a conference call on Tuesday afternoon. The league has suspended Hjalmarsson for two games.

New York Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski, formerly of the Blackhawks, who was suspended for a high hit on Brent Seabrook late last year, was suspended for two games for making an “adult” gesture towards instigator Sean Avery.