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Tampa Bay's Richard Panik suspended for 2 games

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Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) lays on the ice after he was hit by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Richard Panik (71), of Slovakia, in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Washington. Panik received a five-minute penalty for boarding, and Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin scored two goals on that power play. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tampa Bay forward Richard Panik was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL for boarding Washington defenseman Karl Alzner.

Panik was given a major penalty for boarding in the second period of the Lightning's shootout loss Tuesday night in Washington. The suspension will cost him $7,590.

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