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Mar 12, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Boston Bruins forward Jordan Caron (38) skates with the puck as Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray (6) chases during the third period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Canadiens' Douglas Murray Suspended Three Games

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray has been suspended three games for his hit on Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mike Kotska that left they young defender motionless on the ice for a few minutes.

“Murray rises up and delivers a forceful blow to Kostka’s head, making it the main point of contact and causing a serious injury,” the video states.

You can view the suspension video from the NHL below.

Murray will miss Montreal’s games against Ottawa, Detroit and Chicago. He will also forfeit $23,076.93 in salary to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

There is no word as to how long Kotska will be out of action. He was diagnosed with a concussion on Wednesday after undergoing tests by Tampa Bay doctors.

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