Matt Cooke won't appeal ban
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota winger Matt Cooke decided Friday not to appeal his seven-game suspension for a knee-to-knee hit that injured Colorado's Tyson Barrie during Monday's Game 3 of the teams' first-round playoff series.
The decision came after Cooke apologized Thursday for the hit.
"First and foremost, I want to say that I'm disappointed and sorry that Tyson Barrie can't play for the Colorado Avalanche tonight," said Cooke, who addressed the media after the morning skate. ...
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