Wild's Cooke Suspended Seven Games

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Wild's Cooke Suspended Seven Games

April 23, 2014 Updated Apr 23, 2014 at 8:30 PM CST

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Minnesota WIld forward Matt Cooke has been suspended seven games for kneeing Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie in a first round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NHL's department of player safety announced on Wednesday evening.

The Minnesota forward will begin serving his suspension immediately, and if the seven games are not served during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the punishment will carry over to the start of next regular season.

The incident in question happened in the second period of Monday night's game three between Minnesota and Colorado, when Cooke stuck out his left knee near the offensive blue line and hit Barrie's left leg.

Colorado head coach Patrick Roy said following the game that Barrie has a sprained medial collateral ligament and will miss four to six weeks.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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