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NHL suspends Wild D Nate Prosser 1 game for head-butting Jamal Mayers

Friday, 04.06.2012 / 6:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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NHL suspends Wild D Nate Prosser 1 game for head-butting Jamal Mayers

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Minnesota Wild defenceman Nate Prosser has been suspended for a game because he head-butted Jamal Mayers of the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

The NHL says Prosser will forfeit more than $3,800 for the hit at 18:19 of the first period. Prosser was given a major penalty and a game misconduct.

The Wild's next game is the regular-season finale Saturday night against Phoenix. The Coyotes already have clinched a playoff spot and Minnesota has been eliminated.

The NHL announced the penalty on Friday.

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