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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was suspended for five games without pay by the NHL on Friday for elbowing Vancouver star Daniel Sedin in the head.
Keith lunged at Sedin in the neutral zone in the first period of Chicago's 2-1 overtime victory Wednesday night, hitting Sedin in the head. Sedin didn't have the puck at the time.
Keith was given a minor penalty for elbowing. The suspension will cost him $149,688.
Sedin missed the Canucks' victory Thursday night in Dallas because of a suspected concussion. He has 30 goals and 37 assists in 72 games this season.
Keith waived his right to an in-person hearing when the league's department of player safety requested he come to New York and had a phone hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.
Keith has four goals and 36 assists in 72 games.
Chicago, which has won five straight, has seven regular-season games left.
BEST OF MAXIM
Keith will miss the following five games: March 25 vs Nashville March 27 @ New Jersey March 29 vs St. Louis March 31 @ Nashville April 1 vs Minnesota
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith will have a telephone hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Friday.Keith could be facing a suspension for elbowing Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin during Wednesday night's game.Sedin played on one more shift after the hit before leaving the game for good. He was ruled out of Thursday's game against Dallas and...
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Canucks left winger Daniel Sedin has returned to Vancouver after taking an elbow to the head in a game against Chicago.
A team spokesperson confirmed Thursday that Sedin flew home following Vancouver's 2-1 overtime loss to the Blackhawks a night earlier, when Sedin was sidelined by a hit from Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith in the first period.
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Duncan Keith may be applauded in Boston for his recent hit on Daniel Sedin, but Brendan Shanahan probably isn't happy for what went down during the Blackhawks-Canucks game on Wednesday night in Chicago. Keith came up high with a vicious elbow directed at the Canucks forward's head, as seen in the video below.
Just in case there was any lingering doubt, Daniel Sedin has been diagnosed with a concussion, as confirmed by TSN yesterday. The waiting game begins as the Canucks continue to assess Daniel on the road to recovery.
Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin left Wednesday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks in the first period.
Sedin exited the contest shortly after he was elbowed in the head by Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith.
Although he played on a subsequent power play, Sedin did not return to the game. Earlier in the period, Sedin had hit Keith in the head with his shoulder.
Despite struggling in recent weeks, the Vancouver Canucks still hold a comfortable lead atop the Northwest Division.
They may struggle even more if they're forced to play without Daniel Sedin.
With Sedin's status uncertain, the Canucks will try to cool off the surging Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on Thursday night.
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