Wild's Bouchard hit with two-game suspension for high-sticking

Calvert lost teeth and needed stitches to close the wound, but returned to the game. Bouchard will miss Monday's game against the New York Islanders and Tuesday's game against the Ottawa Senators.
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Calvert lost teeth and needed stitches to close the wound, but returned to the game. Bouchard will miss Monday's game against the New York Islanders and Tuesday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

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