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Video- Ryan Suter Has A Hearing With The Department Of Player Safety

via NHL.com,

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter will have a hearing Wednesday for an elbow to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie during a game at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday night.

Suter was not penalized on the play at approximately 4:24 of the second period. Downie left the game and did not return.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: elbowing. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

The Flames won the game 7-2.

via Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,

Suter tonight also elbowed Steve Downie in the head in the second period and Downie never returned. Suter will have a hearing with the NHL on Wednesday and faces a suspension. If he is suspended and with Falk hurt, Jon Blum will draw in and the Wild will need a defenseman -- I'd assume Matt Dumba.

Suter said it was a fluky play and doesn’t think he will be suspended, that he went to reach for the puck and when he put his hand back on his stick, that’s when Downie skated into his elbow. The video is being inspected by the league and it did look like his elbow jutted out.

I saw Suter talking to Sidney Crosby at the end of the period and he said he was telling Crosby to apologize to Downie, telling Crosby that you know that “I’m not that type of player.”

“I personally never want to see anyone get hurt,” he said.

Watch the incident below...

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stonehands-78's avatar

” ... The Flames won the game 7-2.”

wait, ... what???

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/14/15 at 10:17 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

he was reaching for the Puck??? WTF ? he lifted his elbow right into Downie’s face & the most disgusting part is neither Incompetent Ref called it for what it was was a 5 minute major for elbowing & game misconduct. Also the Wild scored right after this non call, now had the Wild not been so bad that could have been a turning point, it was 2-1 & Pens lost a player instead of a 5 Minute PP & Suter being ejected

Posted by Evilpens on 01/14/15 at 10:47 AM ET

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he was reaching for the Puck???

Bah!  Who needs reading comprehension anyway?

Posted by Garth on 01/14/15 at 01:38 PM ET

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