February 23, 2013 / 1:17 AM / 5 years ago

Oilers' Hall suspended two games for kneeing

(Reuters) - Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall has been suspended for two games for kneeing Minnesota Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck, the National Hockey League said on Friday.

Edmonton Oilers' (L-R) Taylor Hall, Sam Gagner, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Justin Schultz celebrate a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton February 19, 2013. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber

The incident occurred late in the third period of Edmonton’s 3-1 loss on Thursday when Hall rammed into Clutterbuck, sending him out of the game.

Hall, who is tied for the Oilers’ lead in scoring with 16 points, was assessed a major penalty for kneeing and a game misconduct.

Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto, Editing by Gene Cherry

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