NHL Suspensions: Blackhawks' Hjalmarsson, Isles' Wisniewski Benched

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NHL Suspensions: Blackhawks' Hjalmarsson, Isles' Wisniewski Benched
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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.

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