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NHL slaps Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov with one-game suspension

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) grabs Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard (58) during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Friday, April 12, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 13, 2019 - 10:33 AM

NEW YORK - The NHL suspended Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov for one game Saturday for boarding Markus Nutivaara of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The incident happened in the third period of Columbus's 5-1 win Friday night.

Kucherov was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding.

Columbus leads the opening-round series 2-0 and will host Tampa Bay on Sunday night.

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