Jody Shelley suspended two games

Updated: December 29, 2010, 4:34 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- The NHL has suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Jody Shelley for two games for hitting Vancouver Canucks defenseman Andrew Alberts.

Shelly was given a five-minute match penalty in Tuesday's game for a punch on Alberts, who was down on the ice and then forced to leave the game with 7:31 left.

Shelly will miss Thursday's game at Los Angeles and Friday's game at Anaheim. He is eligible to return Jan. 2 at Detroit.

The NHL suspended Shelley two games earlier this month for hitting Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid from behind. The suspension is the fifth of Shelley's NHL career.


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