NHL suspends Wild's Soucy one game for hit on Coyotes' Garland

St. Louis Blues' Sammy Blais (9) looks to pass the puck in front of Minnesota Wild's Carson Soucy (21) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in St. Louis. (Bill Boyce/AP)

The NHL's department of player safety has suspended Wild defenceman Carson Soucy one game for his hit on Coyotes forward Conor Garland during Minnesota's 3-0 win over Arizona on Tuesday.

Soucy appeared to lead with his elbow and made contact with Garland's head during the collision at 10:45 of the first period.

The NHL has assessed the hit as charging. Soucy was given a major penalty for elbowing on the play.

The 26-year-old rearguard will forfeit $23,706.90 as part of the suspension.

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