Writen By: Adam Santic of HockeyNewsCentral

Pittsburgh Penguins left winger, Matt Cooke has been suspended 10 games and the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs for his blatant elbow in the head to New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh on March 20, 2011.


During the play, Matt Cooke was assessed a five minute major for elbowing and a game misconduct at 4:36 in the third period. Matt Cooke delivered a high elbow on Ryan McDonagh. Cooke will forfeit $219,512.20 in salary.


"Mr. Cooke, a repeat offender directly and unnecessarily targeted the head of an opponent who was in an unsuspecting and vulnerable position, said NHL senior executive vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell. "This isn't the first time this season that we have had to address dangerous...

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