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

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(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.