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NHL Player Safety Handed Out Multi-Game Suspension

Published March 18, 2024 at 10:27 PM

In a contentious turn of events, Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov found himself in the crosshairs of the NHL Department of Player Safety following a heated clash against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

His aggressive hit on Lightning forward Conor Sheary sparked immediate controversy, resulting in a match penalty and subsequent disciplinary hearing.

The verdict? A two-game suspension, sidelining Kulikov for crucial matchups against the Nashville Predators and the New York Rangers.

Florida's Dmitry Kulikov has been suspended for two games for an illegal check to the head on Tampa Bay's Conor Sheary.

Amidst the fallout, Kulikov's stats this season underscore his contributions and the impact of his absence on the Panthers' defensive lineup.

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NHL Player Safety Handed Out Multi-Game Suspension

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