Maple Leafs' Dion Phaneuf suspended two games

Dion Phaneuf (right) of the Toronto Maple Leafs holds up Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins during...

Dion Phaneuf (right) of the Toronto Maple Leafs holds up Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins during NHL action at the Air Canada Centre December 8, 2013 in Toronto. (Abelimages/Getty Images/AFP)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:52 PM ET

The Maple Leafs will have to do without captain Dion Phaneuf for two games.

Phaneuf, who slammed Boston Bruins defenceman Kevan Miller into the boards from behind on Sunday night during a game at the Air Canada Centre, was suspended by NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan following a hearing by telephone on Tuesday morning.

The NHL said the two-game suspension was for boarding and that a video would be released later in the day.

There was no penalty on the play. Phaneuf, who had not been suspended in his previous eight NHL seasons, will miss the Leafs’ home game against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday and a road game in St. Louis against the Blues on Thursday.


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