Finland's Anssi Salmela suspended for hit on Goligoski

May, 14, 2012
5/14/12
8:51
AM CT
The International Ice Hockey Federation has suspended Finland's Anssi Salmela three games for his hit on Team USA defenseman Alex Goligoski in Sunday's game between the two teams.

The incident happened in the third period of the Team USA's 5-0 victory. Salmela hit Goligoski from behind, sending him violently into the endboards. Salmela was given a boarding major and a game misconduct. Goligoski was shaken up on the play but finished the game.

Here's video of the hit:

Mark Stepneski

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Mark Stepneski joined ESPNDallas.com in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.

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