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Martin Pospisil suspended three games for boarding Seattle’s Vince Dunn

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Photo credit:Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Ryan Pike
3 months ago
The Calgary Flames will be without their most physical forward for their entire eastern road trip. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Martin Pospisil for three games for his hit on Seattle Kraken defenceman Vince Dunn on Monday night.
Pospisil received a major penalty and game misconduct for checking from behind for his hit on Dunn at 13:41 of the third period of Monday’s game. His suspension will span Thursday’s game in Tampa Bay, Saturday’s game in Florida, and Sunday’s game in Carolina. Pospisil will next be available to play at home on Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche.
Monday’s game misconduct for Pospisil was the third ejection of the season for the forward. He was given a match penalty for a check on Winnipeg’s Cole Perfetti during the pre-season. He was also given the boot for a cross-check on Boston’s Brad Marchand back in February.
Pospisil is the third Flames player to be suspended this season. Rasmus Andersson missed four games for a hit on Patrik Laine in October, while Andrew Mangiapane missed one game in November due to a cross-checking incident involving Jared McCann.
Pospisil’s suspension leaves the Flames with 12 forwards available for their next few games, as including Pospisil they’re carrying a full 23-man roster of two goaltenders, eight defencemen and 13 forwards.
The Flames are back in action on Thursday, sans Pospisil, when they face the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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