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02-23-2011, 03:58 PM
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Upshall suspended two games --

VOORHEES, N.J. - Scottie Upshall admitted his hit on Flyers defenseman Oskars Bartulis was late, after checking out the replay. But despite his remorse, the Coyotes forward was suspended two games by the league on Wednesday.

Upshall launched Bartulis into the boards early in the second period as Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was covering the puck. The former Flyers forward got a two-minute minor for boarding, though Peter Laviolette said Upshall should’ve been assessed a major penalty.

“Watched the highlights of our game. my hit on Bartulis was without a doubt late, but i had absolutely no intention of injuring him,” Upshall wrote on Twitter late Tuesday night.

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren criticized the hit immediately following the Flyers’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Coyotes.

“Oskars is just standing there minding his own business. It was a late hit,” Holmgren said. “I guess I got a little bit of a problem with it, yeah. It’s not really like Scottie to do that. Things happen.”

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