Dion Phaneuf suspended 2 games

Updated: December 10, 2013, 1:55 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf has been suspended two games for his hit from behind on Kevan Miller of the Boston Bruins.

Phaneuf will not play against Los Angeles on Wednesday and at St. Louis on Thursday. He loses more than $66,000 in salary.

Phanuef hit Miller during Toronto's loss to Boston on Sunday night at Air Canada Centre when Miller's back was turned. No boarding penalty was called. Miller left the game, but Bruins coach Claude Julien said he wasn't worried about the defenseman's condition.

Phaneuf had a phone hearing Tuesday with NHL vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan.

The suspension is the Leafs' fourth this season. The others were to David Clarkson, Nazem Kadri and Carter Ashton.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press



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