ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The NHL has suspended Minnesota Wild center Warren Peters for one game after he cross-checked an opponent in the head.
The penalty was imposed Sunday. On Saturday night, Peters hit David Backes late in a 4-0 loss at St. Louis. Peters was given a game misconduct.READ MORE: Wild Beat Rangers 3-2 To Spoil Henrik Lundqvist Jersey Retirement
Backes left the ice and did not return for the final 3½ minutes, although he was fine after the game.READ MORE: NBA-Best Suns Roll To 9th Straight Win, Topping Timberwolves 134-124
Peters said he did not mean to hit Backes in the head. But Peters said he needed to be more responsible with his stick.
Minnesota recalled Chad Rau to take Peters’ spot on the roster for Sunday’s game against Boston.MORE NEWS: Minneapolis Mayor Reprimanded Police Chief Over Press Conference On Ballot Initiative
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