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Minnesota Wild’s Matt Cooke Suspended for Hit On Avalanche Defenseman

 

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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie is most likely done for the rest of the season. The guy who laid the dirty knee-to-knee hit on him will only have to miss seven games, as the NHL suspended the Minnesota Wild left winger Matt Cooke.

Barrie led Avs defensemen this season with 13 goals, but will now need four to six weeks to recover from a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

And it just boggles my mind that a player who seemingly deliberately injured another player only has to sit for seven games, when a baseball player who put a little pine tar on his hand to get a better grip of the ball so he wouldn’t hit anyone, got suspended for ten games. Anyone else see a problem with this?!?

Cooke said in a press conference today (April 24th) that he did not intend to injure Barrie, a collision on the open ice Cooke said was a case of him playing his physical style and focused only on finishing his check… Blah, blah, blah!

NEXT: Are the Minnesota Wild Playing Dirty Against the Colorado Avalanche?

 

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