Rene Bourque banned 2 games

Updated: December 19, 2011, 7:37 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

PITTSBURGH -- The NHL suspended Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque on Monday two games without pay for his hit on Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook on Sunday at the United Center.

The league says Bourque will lose just over $36,000 for the hit he made at 15:25 of the first period. He got a five-minute major and a game misconduct on the play.

He will be able to return Friday at Vancouver.

Seabrook was hit face first into the boards and fell to the ice, where ...

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