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James Neal suspended 5 games

Updated: December 9, 2013, 10:16 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal has been suspended five games for kneeing Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand in the head during the Bruins' 3-2 win Saturday at TD Garden.

Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's senior vice president of player safety, announced the suspension Monday afternoon.

At 11:06 of the first period, Marchand lay on the ice in front of the Bruins' bench when Neal skated by and his knee made contact with Marchand's head. Marchand was shaken up on the play and tended ...

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