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Wild’s Cooke up to old tricks, takes out Avalanche’s Barrie

- April 21st, 2014

Add another player to the list of Matt Cooke’s victims.

Colorado Avalanche defenceman Tyson Barrie left Game 3 of his club’s Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Minnesota Wild Monday night after a knee-on-knee hit delivered by Cooke early in the second period.

The early prognosis is not good. Between-the-benches commentator Ray Ferraro relayed to TSN’s crew that Barrie said “I’m done” while skating toward the dressing room. Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy announced after the game that Barrie will miss 4-6 weeks due to injury.

Cooke might be done, too. There’s little doubt the NHL will take a look at the incident.

His last suspension was in 2011 when he missed 10 regular-season games and the first round of the playoffs after an elbow to the head of New York Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh.

Read our full coverage of the game here.

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1 comment

  1. Patricia Normandeau | April 21, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    time for Cooke to be banned from all NHL hockey … and any other competitive league!

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