NHL suspends Cooke 7 games for hit on Avs’ Barrie

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Matt Cooke hits Tyson Barrie in the right of the photo. Courtesy: Altitude

Matt Cooke hits Tyson Barrie in the right of the photo. Courtesy: Altitude

TORONTO — The wait for the ruling about a suspension for Minnesota Wild hockey player Matt Cooke is over.

The NHL suspended Cooke for seven games for taking out Avs’ defenseman Tyson Barrie in Game 3 of their playoff series in Minnesota Tuesday night.

The knee-on-knee hit put the Colorado star out of action for 4-6 weeks with an MCL injury.

Cooke has a history of suspensions in the NHL.

The suspension will not have a financial impact on Cooke unless it carries over into the regular season next year.

Game 4 between the Avs and Wild takes place in St. Paul Thursday night. Colorado leads the round 1 series 2-1.

 

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  • Jeff Bender

    The correct punishment would be to keep him out as long as the man he hurt has to stay out due to the injury. Bad sportsmanship needs to be dealth with more harshly that it has in the past! Lets keep cheating on the sidelines where it belongs

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