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Anton Volchenkov banned 4 games

Updated: April 11, 2013, 11:12 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov has been suspended four games for elbowing Boston's Brad Marchand, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Thursday.

Volchenkov, who had a phone hearing with league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Thursday morning, hit Marchand with an elbow in the second period of Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Bruins, a play that earned him a five-minute major and a game misconduct.

Marchand, who went down on the play and had to be helped ...

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