Flyers' Shelley suspended for two games
The Flyers' Jody Shelley has been suspended for two games by the NHL for his inadvertent hit on Adam McQuaid in the second period Saturday against Boston.
Shelley had a conference call with NHL officials this morning. He will miss the Flyers' game tomorrow night against Pittsburgh and Wednesday night at Montreal. He is eligible to return Saturday when the Flyers host the Rangers.
Shelley was chasing down a puck deep in the Boston zone to negate an icing call when he said he lost his edge and sent McQuaid flying headfirst into the boards. Video of the play is available on our blog. Shelley quickly apologized to McQuaid, who remained on the ice momentarily before being helped off. McQuaid returned later in the period.
Shelley received a 5-minute major and a game misconduct.
"I didn't mean to do that," Shelley told reporters on Saturday. "I lost my edge. Next thing, we're in the boards together. I'm glad he is OK. It was one of those things - you don't want to see a guy laying on the ice. The referee had to make that call. I was disappointed that it happened."
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