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Blues F Oskar Sundqvist Suspended For Game 3 Of The Stanley Cup Final

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Boston Bruins Matt Grzelcyk Injury

Late Thursday the NHL Department of Player Safety suspended St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist for one-game for his hit on Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk in Game 2 Wednesday night and that means he will miss Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night(8 pm ET, NBC)

The hit occurred late in the first period, as Sundqvist hit Grzelcyk from behind and went shoulder to head, leaving the Bruins rearguard dazed and confused. Grzelcyk would leave the game and not return and Sundqvist went to the box for two minutes.

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Grzelcyk is day to day in concussion protocol and will not travel with the Bruins to St. Louis for Games 3 and 4. The Bruins depth on defense will be tested with Grzelcyk out of the lineup. Grzelcyk has three goals and four assists in 19 playoff games.

 

Jim is a 2008 graduate of Saint Michaels College who is currently writing the NHL Notebooks, Behind Enemy Lines, and Daily Links segments for Murphys Hockey Law and Boston Hockey Now an affiliate of National Hockey Now. Jim has a passion for the game of hockey as one coach put it "he is the student of the game. When Jim is not writing he can be found at the local rinks playing or being a referee. Throughout his time in the game, Jim coaches a local high school team in New Jersey. In addition, he broadcasted several New Jersey Junior Rockets games for the Eastern Hockey League. Reach him on Twitter: @JimBiringer

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