Tucker Poolman Suspended Two Games by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety

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UPDATE: The NHL has suspended Vancouver Canucks defenceman Tucker Poolman for two games for high-sticking Colorado Avalanche forward Kiefer Sherwood. This the first suspension of Poolman’s NHL career.

Former University of North Dakota defensemen Tucker Poolman has a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. His hearing will be on Friday.

At the 9:39 mark of the third period, Poolman was assessed a match penalty for high-sticking Avalanche forward Kiefer Sherwood. In 133 career NHL games with the Winnipeg Jets and the Vancouver Canucks, the East Grand Forks, Minnesota native has 20 points (five goals, 15 assists). This season, Poolman has one assist in 13 games.

Per the CBA, the 28-year-old Poolman is not a repeat offender.

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