Penguins forward Matt Cooke suspended for two games for hit to head

TORONTO – Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke has been suspended for two games for hitting Carolina forward Scott Walker in the head during a game last week.

Cooke was assessed a minor penalty for interference against Walker at 12:58 of the first period in the Jan. 20 game. Walker left the ice and did not return.

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Cooke will miss games against the New York Rangers on Wednesday and New Jersey on Friday. He will be eligible to return Saturday in Toronto.