Devils’ Miles Wood suspended two games for boarding

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New Jersey Devil forward Miles Wood had a disciplinary hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Sunday afternoon for a boarding incident that took place in Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

It was an ugly hit from behind on Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov that resulted in a two-minute minor penalty during the game.

It will also cost him the Devils’ next two games.

The Department of Player Safety announced on Sunday that Wood has been suspended for two games as a result of the hit.

Here is a look at the play, as well as the NHL’s explanation for the suspension.

Wood will miss the Devils’ game on Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes and on Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

He will be eligible to return to the lineup on Thursday against the Minnesota Wild.

In 56 games this season Wood has 15 goals to go with 10 assists. He is the Devils’ second-leading goal scorer on the season, trailing only Taylor Hall‘s 23.

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