Red Wings D Kronwall suspended for Game 7 for charging

Niklas Kronwall will not be able to play in Game 7 after a high hit on Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov.

Kim Klement

NEW YORK — Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall was suspended by the NHL on Tuesday for Game 7 of the Red Wings’ playoff series against Tampa Bay for charging Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov.

Kronwall knocked off Kucherov’s helmet with the high hit late in the second period Monday night in Detroit in the Lightning’s 5-2 victory in Game 6. Kucherov was able to play on.

Game 7 is Wednesday night at Tampa Bay.