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NHL suspends Cody McLeod, Michael Grabner for head hits
NHL suspends Cody McLeod, Michael Grabner for head hits

On a busy day for the NHL’s Player Safety Department, Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod was suspended five games for a boarding infraction against Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall last week. Brendan Shanahan, head of the department that monitors player safety and metes out discipline, explained in a video that accompanied the league’s announcement that the decision to suspend McLeod — who had no prior suspensions — took many factors into account. One of them was that Kronwall was not seriously hurt and has been skating with the Red Wings. Shanahan also said he considered the point that Kronwall might have put himself in a vulnerable position by cutting back against the boards and...

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