CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — Blackhawks forward Brett Connolly has been suspended four games without pay for his hit on Dallas Stars forward Tanner Kero.
It will cost Connolly $70,000 in salary.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Lake-Effect Snow On The Way With 6 To 8 Inches Possible In Some Areas; Winter Storm Warning Issued
Connolly was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct in the first period of the Blackhawks’ 4-3 overtime loss at Dallas on Saturday night.READ MORE: Two Men Shot Dead In Car In Ravenswood; Car Goes On To Crash And Catch Fire
Connelly rode Kero into the boards. Kero was taken from the ice on a stretcher with his head immobilized. Kero taken to a hospital for precautionary measures and evaluation, and coach Rick Bowness said after the game that the player had a concussion.
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