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Anton Volchenkov suspended

Updated: February 9, 2011, 3:52 PM ET
ESPNNewYork.com

Anton Volchenkov's elbow to the head of Carolina Hurricanes forward Zach Boychuk will cost the New Jersey Devils' defenseman three games.

Volchenkov was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing in the second period of the Devils' 3-2 win Tuesday night. He racked up a total of three minors (the others being high-sticking and delay of game), and the NHL scheduled a disciplinary hearing Wednesday morning to review the hit.

"It's tough," Volchenkov said. "But the rules are the rules. ...

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