Canucks' Virtanen suspended 2 games for 'late, violent' hit on Sharks' Polak
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Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen has been suspended two games for interference on San Jose Sharks defenseman Roman Polak.

The NHL's Department of Player Safety called the collision a "late, violent" hit and said Polak was "not eligible to be checked in any manner."

Virtanen, who was assessed an interference major and a game misconduct, acknowledged after the game that his hit was late.

This is his first NHL suspension, and he'll forfeit nearly $10,000 under the terms of the CBA.

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Canucks' Virtanen suspended 2 games for 'late, violent' hit on Sharks' Polak
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