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Keith Suspended 5 Games

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Duncan Keith. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Duncan Keith. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has been suspended five games for his hit to the head of Canucks forward Daniel Sedin during Wednesday’s game in Chicago.

Keith received the suspension during a phone hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Friday afternoon.

He was offered the chance to have an in-person hearing with the league but he waived that opportunity.

Here’s an explanation for Keith’s suspension from Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations, Brendan Shanahan.

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