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NHL playoffs: Ducks' Bobby Ryan suspended for two games

April 16, 2011 |  3:07 pm

Bobby-ryan_350 The Ducks' Bobby Ryan was suspended for two games by the NHL on Saturday for stomping on the foot of Nashville's Jonathon Blum on Friday night during Game 2 of the teams' first-round playoff series.

The incident took place behind the net and was caught by television cameras. NHL officials held a short hearing when the Ducks got to Nashville on Saturday before announcing the decision.

This suspension costs the Ducks one of their top offensive players. Ryan, who skates on the Ducks' top line with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, had 34 goals and 71 points during the regular season. He scored two goals in the Ducks' 5-3 victory Friday.

Brandon McMillan skated with Perry and Getzlaf during practice Saturday. McMillan had 11 goals and 21 points during the regular season.


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-- Chris Foster, reporting from Nashville

Photo: The Ducks' Bobby Ryan collides with Nashville's Ryan Suter during the third period of Game 2 in Anaheim on Friday night. Credit: Christina House / For The Times