Teemu Pulkkinen gets 4-game ban

Updated: September 20, 2013, 12:13 AM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Detroit Red Wings forward Teemu Pulkkinen was suspended four preseason games for an illegal hit on Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Mike Kostka during a game on Tuesday, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced on Thursday.

Pulkkinen checked Kostka in the back and sent him flying face-first into the boards in the first period. Kostka laid on the ice for a few minutes before being able to skate off under his own power. He did not return.

Pulkkinen was given ...

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