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Wild's Hartman suspended 2 games for tripping Wings' DeBrincat

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Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman will sit out two games for tripping Detroit Red Wings winger Alex DeBrincat on Sunday, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Monday.

Hartman used his right leg and arm to haul DeBrincat down when the two players were entangled in the third period of the Red Wings' 4-1 victory Sunday.

The officials didn't penalize Hartman for the play but whistled DeBrincat for cross-checking in retaliation.

Hartman later received an extra minor penalty on top of his own cross-checking infraction as he and Detroit defenseman Moritz Seider were called for roughing a few minutes after the original incident.

Minnesota trailed 3-1 at the time and ultimately lost its seventh straight game.

Hartman was suspended twice before Monday, serving one game both times. The first was for a headshot on then-Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg in April 2018. The second was for interfering with Winnipeg Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers this past April.

The Minnesota center has also been fined four previous times, including once for tripping then-St. Louis Blues forward Sammy Blais in May 2021.

Hartman will pay $41,463.42 for his latest transgression as a repeat offender.

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