Pacific Division: Coyotes Hanzal suspended two game

Pacific Division: Coyotes Hanzal suspended two game
October 29, 2013, 10:15 am
Share This Post

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Phoenix Coyotes center Martin Hanzal has been suspended two games by the NHL for charging Edmonton defenseman Jeff Petry.

Hanzal was called for a charging penalty when he ran Petry into the boards from behind in the first period of Phoenix's 5-4 win over the Oilers on Saturday.

Hanzal is considered a repeat offender by the NHL after being suspended a game last season and will forfeit $75,609.76 of his annual salary.

He is Phoenix's second leading scorer with five goals and 11 points. Hanzal will miss Phoenix's next two tilts against Los Angeles and Nashville, but will be back for the Coyotes Nov. 2 visit to SAP Center to take on the Sharks.