Monday, December 23, 2013

Team Canda: Matt Dumba "will not" be disciplined further for kneeing Karlsson

Team Canada got some good news today. Their defenseman Matt Dumba "will not" be suspended for kneeing Sweden's Erik Karlsson. Dumba is the only member of team Canada that is currently an NHL player.  
TSN.CA -- Hockey Canada was informed by the International Ice Hockey Federation on Monday that defenceman Mathew Dumba will not be disciplined further for kneeing forward Erik Karlsson during Team Canada's 3-0 loss to Sweden in a pre-tournament game for the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Dumba was given a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for the incident.

Any suspension would have been a blow to Canada's defence, which already has Griffin Reinhart serving a three-game suspension once the World Junior tournament begins on Boxing Day.

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