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Islanders forward Colin McDonald suspended two games for boarding

New York Islanders right wing Colin McDonald, right, has an arm draped over the stick of Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) as they skate down ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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New York Islanders right wing Colin McDonald, right, has an arm draped over the stick of Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) as they skate down ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL has suspended Islanders forward Colin McDonald for two games after a boarding incident.

With just over a minute left in the second period of the Islanders' 4-1 win Tuesday in Pittsburgh, McDonald drove Penguins defenceman Ben Lovejoy into the end boards from behind.

McDonald received a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct on the play.

McDonald will forfeit US$7,567.56 in salary. He will miss a home-and-home series against New Jersey and will be eligible to return Tuesday when the Islanders host Pittsburgh.

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