Originally written on Goon's World  |  Last updated 11/17/14

NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Matt Cooke #24 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the New York Rangers on January 25, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I don't think people realize how many games and times that Matt Cooke has been suspended by the NHL. Here's a break down of Cooke's illustrious history and the number of games that ended up sitting as a result of his bush league play. Like I said in another post, "I also have to wonder if the NHL's Department of Player head Brendan Shanahan already has Chuck Fletcher's cell phone number in is speed dial?"  I think it's just a matter of time before Cooke is suspended again by the NHL.  2013/07/05        Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Minnesota Wild to a three-year contract. 2011/04/27        Missed the last 10 games of the regular season and 7 playoff games (suspension). (17) 2011/03/21        Suspended by the NHL for the remainder of the season and the first round of the playoffs. 2011/02/20        Missed 4 games (suspension). (4) 2011/02/09        Suspended by the NHL for four games. 2009/12/04        Missed 2 games (suspension). (2) 2009/11/29        Suspended by the NHL for two games. 2009/01/31        Missed 2 games (suspension). (2) 2009/01/27        Suspended by the NHL for 2 games. 2004/02/21        Suspended by the NHL for 2 games. (2) [TSN.CA] Bellow, is a typical Matt Cooke play that happened during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 
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