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Cooke Not Suspended; Guerin Likely to Play @ CAR

Posted on: March 10, 2010 10:15 pm
According to the Penguins website, Matt Cooke spoke with NHL VP of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell following Penguins practice Wednesday morning, and informed him following their conversation that he will not be suspended for his hit on Boston's Marc Savard that left Savard with a second grade concussion.

While this is not the response many wanted, it is the correct call under current NHL rules (not to say that it should be legal). It was a cheap hit, an immoral hit, but under current rules a legal hit. Hopefully the GMs come up with a rule during their ongoing meeting in Boca Raton, FL, to legislate these hits so that this is no longer the case and we do not have people being carted off on stretchers as a result of them.

Also, Penguins F Bill Guerin, who has missed a couple games with back spasms, said recently that they are no longer bothering him and he expects to wrap up his rehab from them by Thursday night and to play in Thursday night's game at Carolina.
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