Kunitz and Downie Suspended One Game

Published on April 19th, 2011

-The Penguins will not have forward Chris Kunitz for Game 4 tomorrow in Tampa Bay. Kunitz has been suspended for one game after his hit on Simon Gagne in last night’s 3-2 victory. He had a phone hearing at 10 AM this morning. Colin Campbell simply said, “Kunitz delivered an elbow directly to the head of his opponent.”

Here is the hit:

-The Lightning will be without forward Steve Downie for Game 4 tomorrow night. Downie has been suspended for one game after a hit on Ben Lovejoy. Downie had a phone hearing directly after Kunitz’s hearing. Colin Campbell on the Downie hit: “Downie left his feet and launched himself at the head of his opponent and he came from a considerable distance, with speed and force, to deliver the check.”

Here is Downie’s hit:

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