Suspensions for hits to the head
Matt Cooke's suspension for the final 10 games of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs is the 20th suspension this season involving a hit to the head.
Suspensions Involving Hits To Head
|Shane Doan, PHX||Oct. 18, 2010||Illegal head shot against Dan Sexton||3 games|
|Danny Briere, PHI||Nov. 1, 2010||Crosscheck to head of Frans Nielsen||3 games|
|Joe Thornton, SJ||Nov. 5, 2010||Illegal hit to head of David Perron||2 games|
|Brent Burns, MIN||Nov. 13, 2010||Butt-end of stick to face of Steve Bernier||2 games|
|Olli Jokinen, CGY||Nov. 18, 2010||Crosscheck to face of Wojtek Wolski||2 games|
|Matt Martin, NYI||Dec. 20, 2010||Check to head of Vernon Fiddler||2 games|
|Jody Shelley, PHI||Dec. 29, 2010||Punch to head of Adam McQuaid||2 games|
|Ben Eager, ATL||Jan. 8||Blow to head of Colby Armstrong||4 games|
|Tom Kostopoulos, CGY||Jan. 9||Hit to head of Brad Stuart||6 games|
|Mike Brown, TOR||Jan. 14||Hit to head of Ed Jovanovski||3 games|
|Shane O'Brien, NSH||Jan. 14||High stick to head of Stephen Weiss||2 games|
|Scott Nichol, SJ||Jan. 18||Blow to head of David Schlemko||4 games|
|Dan Paille, BOS||Feb. 4||Hit to head of Raymond Sawada||4 games|
|Anton Volchenkov, NJ||Feb. 9||Elbow to head of Zach Boychuk||4 games|
|Trevor Gillies, NYI||Feb. 12||Blow to head of Eric Tangradi||9 games|
|Trevor Gillies, NYI||March 4||Blow to head of Cal Clutterbuck||10 games|
|Pavel Kubina, TB||March 10||Elbow to head of Dave Bolland||3 games|
|Dany Heatley, SJ||March 16||Elbow to head of Steve Ott||2 games|
|Brad Marchand, BOS||March 17||Elbow to head of R.J. Umberger||2 games|
|Matt Cooke, PIT||March 21||Elbow to head of Ryan McDonagh||10 regular-season games,
first round of playoffs
|Source: TSN researcher Kevin Gibson|
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Scott Burnside covers the NHL for ESPN.com. Before joining the website in 2005, he was a reporter for The Windsor Star and Toronto Sun. Burnside also co-authored the best-selling true crime book "Deadly Innocence."
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Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com, joining the website in Sept. 2008 after spending 13 years with The Canadian Press as its national hockey columnist. He is also a regular panelist for TSN of Canada.
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Craig Custance joined ESPN in Sept. 2011 to cover the NHL for ESPN the Magazine, ESPN Insider and ESPN.com. Previously, he covered hockey for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Sporting News.
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