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Penguins F Matt Cooke suspended 4 games by NHL for hit on Blue Jackets D Tyutin

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FILE - This Dec. 8, 2010, file photo shows Pittsburgh Penguins\' Matt Cooke (24) playing in an NHL hockey game between the Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs, in Pittsburgh. Cooke has been hit with a four-game suspension by the NHL. The league made the announcement on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, a day after Cooke hit Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin from behind in a 4-1 loss. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File) Author: The Hockey News

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Penguins F Matt Cooke suspended 4 games by NHL for hit on Blue Jackets D Tyutin

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Penguins forward Matt Cooke has been hit with a four-game suspension by the NHL.

The league made the announcement on Wednesday, a day after Cooke hit Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Fedor Tyutin from behind in a 4-1 loss. Tyutin was pummelled face first into the boards. He quickly got back on his skates.

Cooke will miss Thursday's home game against Los Angeles, as well as road games against the Islanders, Rangers and Colorado.

He will forfeit US$87,804.88 in salary. Cooke was also suspended for two games on Nov. 28, 2009.

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Penguins F Matt Cooke suspended 4 games by NHL for hit on Blue Jackets D Tyutin