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NHL suspends Blues' Janssen for 5 games

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The NHL on Thursday suspended St. Louis forward Cam Janssen for five games without pay as a result of a late hit to the head delivered to an unsuspecting opponent during the Blues game on Feb. 13 against the Washington Capitals.

Janssen was assessed a five-minute major for interference and a game misconduct for hitting Capitals' forward Matt Bradley at 5:52 of the first period.

Janssen will miss games at Phoenix on Mar. 2, at Dallas on Mar. 4, at Colorado on Mar. 6; at the New York Islanders on Mar. 11 and at Columbus on Mar. 13. He will be eligible to return on Mar. 14 at Minnesota.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Janssen will forfeit $14,248.70. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
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