Martin Hanzal Suspended: Coyotes Forward To Miss Game 3 After Boarding Dustin Brown

GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 15: Linesman Brian Murphy #93 gets hold of Martin Hanzal #11 of the Phoenix Coyotes after Hanzal boarded Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings in the third period of Game Two of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 15, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. Hanzal received a 5-minute major boarding penalty. The Kings defeated the Coyotes 4-0.(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(SB Nation) - Already trailing two games to none in best-of-seven Western Conference Final, the Phoenix Coyotes will now have to play Game 3 without Martin Hanzal who was suspended for one game Wednesday.

The NHL suspended Hanzal for Game 3 of the series as a result of a boarding penalty he was assessed late in Game 2. With the Coyotes trailing 3-0 in the third period of Game 2, Hanzal received a major penalty and a game misconduct for boarding Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown.

Brown stayed down on the ice for a few seconds, but returned to the game following the incident. Game 3 of the series is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET on Thursday and will be played in Los Angeles.

For more on the suspension, check in with SB Nation Arizona and analysis from SB Nation's NHL hub. For more on the Kings, check in with Jewels From The Crown and SB Nation Los Angeles.

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