Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 11/4/14

HELSINKI, FINLAND - OCTOBER 02: #2 Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks in action during The Compuware/NHL Premiere Helsinki series match between the Florida Panthers and the Chicago Blackhawks at the Hartwall Areena on October 2, 2009 in Helsinki, Finland. The Compuware/NHL Premiere series is the first every regular season NHL matches to be held in Helsinki. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Duncan Keith has been suspended five games for his elbow on Daniel Sedin during the first period of Wednesday's game between the Canucks and Blackhawks. The hit occurred 13:36 into the game and Keith was given a minor penalty for for elbowing. Daniel Sedin is now out indefinitely with a head injury. The injury could not come at a worse time for the Canucks as the playoffs are around the corner."We respect the league's decision and move forward from this point on and try to renew a playoff position and secure the highest seeding possible," said Gilman. "That being said, our priority, obviously, is Daniel's health and well-being."A five game suspension seems pretty fair for Keith. Following the hit, Keith said, "I'm not trying to hurt anybody. I hope he's OK. He's one of their best players. He needs to be on the ice." In my opinion Keith is not a dirty player at all and he had no intent to injure Sedin on the play. But, the hit was still very reckless and he deserved a suspension for ...
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