League suspends Flyer for 2 games
From news services Philadelphia defenseman Randy Jones was suspended two games by the NHL on Monday for his violent hit on Boston’s Patrice Bergeron, making him the third Philadelphia player suspended for a dangerous play this season. A pair of 20-game suspensions left no impression on the organization. Making Jones sit out two games likely won’t leave a dent in their psyche, either. At least Jones’ banishment is brief compared to teammates Steve Downie (20 games) and Jesse Boulerice (25 games). The difference between this suspension and the other two is that NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell thought Jones did not try to intentionally hurt Bergeron. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Bergeron lost consciousness, was transported from the ice on a stretcher and taken to the hospital, where team physician Dr. Bertram Zarins diagnosed him with a concussion and a broken nose. Bergeron was released Sunday. Bondra hangs up skates NHL veteran and Slovakian star Peter Bondra retired from professional hockey to become general manager of his country’s national team. The 39-year-old Bondra played last season for the Chicago Blackhawks before becoming a free agent. He had 503 goals and had 389 assists in 1,081 NHL games, mostly for the Washington Capitals. He also played for the Ottawa Senators and Atlanta Thrashers. His contract as general manger runs through 2008, when the hockey worlds are to take place in Canada. Kiprusoff signs extension Miikka Kiprusoff agreed to a $35 million, six-year extension with the Calgary Flames that will keep the star goalie him in Calgary through the 2013-14 season.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!