NHL suspends Leafs' Lupul 2 games for hit to head

Updated: March 21, 2013, 9:23 PM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The NHL has suspended Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul for two games without pay for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman.

The league's department of player safety issued the ruling Thursday, while Toronto prepares to play at Buffalo. The hit occurred a day earlier in the third period of Toronto's 4-2 win.

Shortly after Hedman passed the puck in the neutral zone, Lupul left his feet while lunging into Hedman from the ...

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