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Leafs' Carter Ashton suspended by NHL

The NHL has suspended Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashon two games after he drove Calgary defenceman Derek Smith into the boards from behind late in the second period of Wednesday's game.

Forward also suffered suspected broken nose vs. Calgary

Maple Leafs forward will face a hearing for this hit on the Flames defenceman which occurred on Wednesday. 1:49

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton got two games without pay in addition to a suspected broken nose in Wednesday’s 4-2 win at Calgary.

The NHL suspended Ashon on Friday after he hit Flames defenceman Derek Smith into the boards from behind late in the second period.

Ashton was penalized two minutes for boarding and an additional five minutes for fighting Shane O’Brien after the Smith hit.

The 22-year-old Ashton, who has one assist in 10 games this season, will forfeit $8,615.38 US and likely miss Saturday’s game in Vancouver and a Nov. 8 home game versus New Jersey.

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