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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith could be facing a longer suspension than anticipated when he has a telephone hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Friday.
Keith will be quizzed for his elbow to the head of Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin during Wednesday night's game.
Because the hearing will be conducted by phone, it has been speculated that Keith will not be facing severe punishment.
However, CSNChicago.com reported that the league asked Keith to waive his right to an in-person hearing, which typically results in long suspensions.
Sedin played one more shift after the hit before leaving the game for good. He was ruled out of Thursday's game against Dallas and sent to Vancouver to visit with specialists for further evaluation.
The 28-year-old Keith, who received a two-minute penalty for elbowing on the play, denied any attempt to injury Sedin. Keith has four goals and 36 assists in 74 games.
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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...
This is a conversation that needs to happen.That is all.(I suspect they would talk about hoses, little people and Chris Chelios)
According to TSN's Bob McKenzie the NHL has changed its mind and requested an in-person hearing with Duncan Keith which the defenceman waived, meaning the suspension is no longer limited to less than five games. More to come as news of the length of the suspension breaks this afternoon.
Last night there was a lot of outrage about Blackhawks defensemen Duncan Keith's hit on Canucks forward Daniel Sedin.
What I didn't see was a lot of outrage about Daniel Sedins hit on Duncan Keith, and both hits are bad. Being consistent, I think you can see that both players "could be" required to sit a game or two, both hits are bad and unnecessary. I also...
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...
Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith is in trouble after elbowing Canucks forward Daniel Sedin in the head. Sedin is out indefinitely. [CBC] Video of the hit after the jump.
Shane Doan was given a 3 game suspension yesterday for elbowing Jamie Benn in the head, expect Keith to get the same.
The Phoenix Coyotes are running out of time. [PHT]
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Defying the predictions of all but the most partisan observers, NHL Discipline has handed down a five-game suspension for Duncan Keith.
Head of Discipline Brendan Shanahan termed Keith's hit to Daniel Sedin's head "reckless and dangerous."
I buy levying a suspension for what was clearly a retaliatory and dangerous hit. I can even see...
With Shane Doan getting suspended for three games for elbowing Jamie Benn in the face, you've got to think that the Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith is going to get a game or two suspension for taking out the Canucks star forward Daniel Sedin with this high elbow to the head.
These types of dirty hits are not acceptable and the NHL needs to be more proactive in removing...
Keith received two for elbowing.
The main topic of discussion was the Duncan Keith suspension.
With brother Daniel out of action for what could be up to two weeks as a result of a Duncan Keith head shot, the Vancouver Canucks brass have been scouring the classifieds, pounding the pavement and holding interviews with potential replacements for the lad from Sweden.
No longer able to lineup beside his brother, Hank may to see time on the second line, or sandwiched...