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James Wisniewski gets hefty ban

Updated: September 26, 2011, 10:33 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- The NHL came down hard Monday on a pair of players for illegal hits in a game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild.

Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski was suspended for the rest of the preseason and the first eight regular-season games for a right-arm blow to the head of Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck after the horn sounded at the end of regulation in Friday's game.

Wild forward Brad Staubitz was suspended the rest of the preseason and the first three ...

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