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NHL Suspends St. Charles Native

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Brandon Bollig #52 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Keith Ballard #2 of the Minnesota Wild watch the puck during the third period in Game Three of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 6, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Blackhawks 4-0. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Brandon Bollig #52 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Keith Ballard #2 of the Minnesota Wild watch the puck during the third period in Game Three of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 6, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Blackhawks 4-0. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP)- The NHL has given a two-game suspension to Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig for boarding Minnesota defenseman Keith Ballard in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series.

The St. Charles, Mo. native received a minor penalty for boarding in the second period of Chicago’s 4-2 road loss Friday night. Ballard sustained an upper-body injury on the hit and didn’t travel to Chicago for Game 5.

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