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Ducks' Wisniewski suspended for 8 games

March 18, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- Anaheim defenseman James Wisniewski was suspended for eight games Thursday by the NHL for a "retaliatory hit to the head" of another player.

The league said the suspension will be without pay, which will cost him more than $268,000. Wisniewski won't be eligible to play for the Ducks until an April 3 game in Los Angeles.

Wisniewski hit Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook during the second period of a game Wednesday, sending the Blackhawks' player into the glass. Seabrook was briefly unconscious and didn't play the remainder of the game.

Wisniewski was given a minor penalty for charging by game officials.

But Thursday the NHL acted with the suspension.

"Mr. Wisniewski delivered a retaliatory hit to the head of an opponent who never had possession of the puck," said NFL Senior Vice President Colin Campbell. "The fact that (he) is a repeat offender also entered into this decision."

Wisniewski was also suspended for a play in October. That suspension was for two games.

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