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Neal says he had no intent to injure

Updated: November 20, 2009, 9:46 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars forward James Neal was suspended two games by the NHL on Friday for his hit on Columbus' Derek Dorsett during Thursday's game.

Neal, 22, was whistled for boarding in the second period of the 4-1 loss to the Blue Jackets when he hit Dorsett in the back, causing Dorsett's head to hit the glass. Dorsett had to be helped off the ice. Neal was given a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct.

"I saw the hit several times on tape this morning," said ...

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