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Rangers' John Moore suspended 5 games for hit to head of Wild's Haula

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York Rangers defenceman John Moore was given a five-game suspension by the National Hockey League on Wednesday for hitting Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula in the head during a game this week.

Moore, a repeat offender after being suspended for two playoff games last spring, will forfeit US$51,859.75 in salary.

The 23-year-old blue-liner was given a match penalty after the incident in Monday night's game.

Moore will be eligible to return when the Rangers face the Penguins on Nov. 11.

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