Video: NHL explains Matt Cooke's suspension

  • April 24, 2014 - 7:19 AM

"It is important to note that Cooke is leading with his knee, a part of the body wioth which he can not legally deliver a check. ... Instead of avoiding the possibility of illegal contact Cooke further extends his left leg to ensure contact."

That's part of the NHL's explanation for Matt Cooke's seven-game suspension.

This video, from the NHL's Department of Player Safety, explains its view of what happened:


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