Published: Mon, June 10, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Blues' Barbashev suspended for Game 6

Blues' Barbashev suspended for Game 6

BC-HKN-Stanley Cup-Barbashev Suspended, 113NHL suspends Blues F Barbashev for 1 game for illegal checkEds: APNewsNow.

Barbashev is facing a possible suspension for a hit to the head on Boston Bruins forward Marcus Johansson during the first period on Thursday night.

The Department of Player Safety announced Friday morning that it is reviewing the hit. The blow lifted Johansson in the air, as he spun 180 degrees before hitting the ice. "It's physical hockey, it's heavy hockey out there both ways and they're going to look at some stuff once in a while".

"The NHL on- and off-ice officials have a hard job and we respect their integrity", he said. "That's what I hear a lot about", Cassidy told reporters. Game 6 is at Enterprise Center on Sunday (8 p.m.; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

The fourth win is always the hardest, though, and the Bruins have shown throughout the decade that they don't go down without a tough fight.

Dan Rosen: Blues coach Craig Berube hasn't named a replacement yet. The 23-year-old has played in 10 playoff games this spring but has scored just one goal with zero assists, while averaging less than nine minutes a night. Oskar Sundqvist was suspended for a high hit on Matt Grzelcyk in the first game.

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