NHL suspends Mattias Ohlund

Updated: 20 November 2007 18:17 IST

The NHL suspended Vancouver Canucks defenseman Mattias Ohlund for four games on Sunday for his stick-swinging hit on Mikko Koivu.

Toronto:

The NHL suspended Vancouver Canucks defenseman Mattias Ohlund for four games on Sunday for his stick-swinging hit on Minnesota Wild forward Mikko Koivu.

Koivu was injured on Friday after getting whistled for an elbowing penalty.

Ohlund responded by swinging his stick and slashing Koivu, cracking a bone in the forward's left leg.

Koivu has five goals with 11 assists in 19 games for the Wild. He will miss about a week.

Ohlund will forfeit $74,866.32 in salary.

Topics : Hockey
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