Canucks defenseman Tucker Poolman has suspended two games for hitting incident

The NHL has suspended Vancouver Canucks defenseman Tucker Poolman two games for hitting an opponent.

The incident occurred Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche when Avs forward Kiefer Sherwood defeated Poolman. The defender retaliated by turning his body and hitting Sherwood in the head with his stick.

It’s not a hockey game. This is an intentional blow with the baton and retaliation that strikes an opponent directly in the head, and such actions cannot be excused, ”the league said in announcing the suspension.

Poolman was fined a match penalty for injuring, an appeal that results in an automatic suspension.

Zach Laing is Chief News Officer and Senior Columnist for the Nation Network. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or contactable by email at [email protected]

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