NHL roundup: Sharks' Clowe suspended for two games

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The San Jose Sharks will lose two players for the next two games - one because of suspension and one because of injury.
Sharks forward Ryane Clowe has been suspended for two games, for leaving the bench on a legal line change and starting an altercation with Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw on Friday.
Clowe was assessed a minor penalty for roughing and a game misconduct for leaving the bench on an illegal line change to start an altercation. That infraction calls for automatic 10-game suspension. However, after a review of the incident and a hearing
on Monday, it was determined that Clowe entered the ice on a legal line change
Also, Sharks defenseman Brent Burns will miss the next two games with an undisclosed injury, CSN Bay Area reported.

---The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed forward Evgeni Malkin on injured reserved retroactive to Feb. 22 because of a concussion.
Malkin, 26, is not expected to be with the team during its upcoming three-game road trip to Florida (Tuesday), Carolina (Thursday) and Montreal (Saturday).

---A number of players were signed to extensions.
The Detroit Red Wings signed defenseman Brian Lashoff to a three-year, $2.715 million contract extension.
The Washington Capitals have re-signed goalie Braden Holtby to a two-year, $3.7 million contract extension and signed defenseman John Erskine to two-year, $3.925 contract extension, CSNWashington.com reported.
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed veteran defenseman Mark Eaton to a one-year, $750,000 contract, and the Phoenix Coyotes have re-signed defenseman David Schlemko to a two-year, $2.375 million deal.