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The Duncan Keith Suspension

from Damien Cox of Sportsnet,

Basically, Stephane Quintal said, “We’ve seen this movie before from Duncan Keith.”

Quintal wasn’t in charge of NHL Player Safety when Keith was previously suspended; Brendan Shanahan was. But in suspending Chicago’s star defenceman on Friday night for high-sticking Minnesota’s Charlie Coyle, Quintal drew a direct line between that incident and another one almost three years ago when Keith high-sticked L.A.’s Jeff Carter in a Stanley Cup playoff game.

Keith got a single playoff game ban, and on Friday, Quintal gave him one playoff game again, plus five relatively meaningless regular season games.

An increase in punishment, yes. A drastic increase for a twice-suspended player with a history of nasty stick infractions? No.

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