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Video: Penguins’ Matt Cooke delivers another hit to head

03.21.11 at 6:42 am ET
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Penguins forward Matt Cooke was given a five-minute major penalty and ejected from Sunday’s game for his elbow to the head of Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh.

Cooke, who has been suspended three times in the past three seasons for illegal hits, likely faces another suspension this week after sticking out his arm to deck a defenseless McDonagh at center ice near the boards.

“I don’t think you can talk about eliminating head shots from the game, as we have as an organization, and not expect [Cooke’s hit] to be examined,” Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma said. “It’s what looks to be a contact right to the head on the play, so the league will look at that and treat it as such.”

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