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NHL suspends Canucks' Virtanen two games for interference against Sharks' Polak

San Jose Sharks' Roman Polak, of the Czech Republic, kneels on the ice after being hit by Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday March 29, 2016. Virtanen has been suspended for two game for interference against San Jose Sharks defenceman Roman Polak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
March 30, 2016 - 1:09 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen has been suspended for two game for interference against San Jose Sharks defenceman Roman Polak.

The incident occurred at 2:01 of the second period of Vancouver's 4-1 home loss to the Sharks on Tuesday night. Virtanen delivered a blind-side hit to Polak and was assessed a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct.

Virtanen will forfeit US$9,614.70. He will be eligible to return when Vancouver hosts Los Angeles on Monday.

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