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Blackhawks’ Karpovtsev Suspended

February 11, 2001

NEW YORK (AP) _ Alexander Karpovtsev of the Chicago Blackhawks was suspended for two games by the NHL on Sunday for an elbow that bloodied Matt Bradley of San Jose.

The Chicago defenseman hit Bradley during the third period of a 3-2 loss Saturday. Bradley crumpled to the ice before skating off with a blood-covered jersey. His nose bled profusely but wasn’t broken.

Karpovtsev received a five-minute major penalty for elbowing and a game misconduct.

Based on his salary, Karpovtsev will lose $29,411. The money goes to an emergency assistance fund for players.

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