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Bruins' Ference suspended three games

Boston Bruins Andrew Ference, left, hits the boards with New York Rangers Ryan McDonagh during overtime at TD Garden in Boston on Saturday.

JESSICA RINALDI

Andrew Ference was suspended for three games, minus pay, for his run-in with New York Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh on Saturday, the NHL announced.

The Boston Bruins defenseman will forfeit $36,486.48 for boarding McDonagh, the league announced.

Ference was called for a major penalty and a game misconduct for charging at the time of the play, which occurred at the 1:50 mark of overtime.

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The Rangers won the game, 3-2.

Ference has 20 points, with four goals in 43 games this season.

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