Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey has been suspended one game for his hit on Florida’s Tomas Kopecky in the third period.
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The NHL handed down the punishment on Monday.
Quincey was given a major penalty for elbowing and was ejected from Detroit’s 2-1 shootout victory on Sunday. Kopecky was doubled over while leaving the ice following the hit, but he returned to the game.
Detroit leads Nashville and Chicago by a point in the race for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference. The Red Wings play at St. Louis on Wednesday night.