Derek MacKenzie suspended 3 games

Updated: January 3, 2014, 6:10 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL on Friday for boarding Phoenix defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

No penalty was assessed for the hit in the first period of Columbus' 2-0 road victory. Ekman-Larsson didn't return to the game and missed practice Friday. The Coyotes said only that he had an upper-body injury.

The suspension will cost MacKenzie $15,385.


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