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NHL Playoffs: Wild’s Cooke suspended for seven games

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The NHL on Wednesday suspended Wild left wing Matt Cooke for seven games for his knee-to-knee hit on Colorado’s Tyson Barrie in Monday’s Game 3 of their playoff series.

Barrie suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament and will be sidelined for the next four to six weeks.

“Obviously you can’t find another Matt Cooke,” said captain Mikko Koivu. “If he’s out, we’ll miss him, but at the same time, he’s going to support us, we’ll support him and we’ll move on.”

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