Brandon Bollig suspended 2 games for Ballard hit

Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig was suspended for two games Saturday by the NHL for boarding Minnesota defenceman Keith Ballard in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series.

Wild defenceman suffers upper-body injury

Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig, bottom, was suspended two games on Saturday for his check from behind against Wild defencenan Keith Ballard, top, in Game 4 of their NHL Western Conference semifinal. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig was suspended for two games Saturday by the NHL for boarding Minnesota defenceman Keith Ballard in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series.

Bollig received a minor penalty for boarding in the second period of Chicago's 4-2 road loss Friday night.

Ballard sustained an upper-body injury on the hit and didn't travel to Chicago for Game 5 on Sunday (9 p.m. ET).

The series is tied 2-2.

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