The NHL has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella for two games for a hit to the head of New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson. The ban was handed down by the league’s Department of Player Safety on Wednesday, one day after the Wild’s 5-4 home win over New York. Scandella struck Nelson with 2:28 left in the game and was given a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head.
A Minnesota hospital says the remains of a second stillborn baby also may have been sent to a laundry.
The leading scorer for the University of North Dakota hockey team is turning pro.
Brock Nelson broke a 1-1 tie with his 16th goal of the season as North Dakota beat fifth-ranked Minnesota 2-1 Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.