Tampa Bay Lightning’s Erik Cernak suspended two games for elbowing Rasmus Dahlin

first_imgMORE: Rasmus Dahlin suffers concussion vs. LightningSabres head coach Bill Krueger told reporters postgame that Dahlin had sustained a concussion from the hit. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak was issued a two-game suspension for elbowing Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday.In Tampa’s 5-2 victory over Buffalo on Monday, Dahlin was skating in the offensive zone and made a pass before Cernak came in and blindsided the 19-year-old defenseman with an elbow to the face. There was no call on the play, but Dahlin left the game, bleeding and holding his face as he headed down the tunnel. “We’ll let the league deal with the judgment of what happened. Right now, we’re just worried about Rasmus and getting him healthy and hoping it’s not a long-term injury,” Krueger said, via The Buffalo News’ Lance Lysowski.Erik Cernak gets away with an elbow on Rasmus Dahlin pic.twitter.com/tMOIked0X2— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 26, 2019Due to the severity of the injury and the contact with the head, Cernak received the suspension. He does have a history, having been suspended for one game during the IIHF World Junior Championships when he elbowed Finland forward Mikko Rantanen in the head.In 20 games this season, the 22-year-old Slovak has a single goal for the Lightning.last_img


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