Well, we all saw this one coming. I don't think a single person doubted that Matt Cooke would receive some sort of suspension and/or fine for his hit on Artem Anisimov. Well, he's been hit with both. For once you almost wish Cooke would've taken a page out of Sean Avery's book and missed completely on his "alleged" cheap shot attempt on Crosby that sent him tumbling to the ice as Sid ducked out of the way.
Cooke will miss Monday night's game against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden as well as one Thursday against Colorado at Mellon Arena.
He will be eligible to return for the Penguins' home game against Chicago Saturday.
As part of his punishment, Cooke will forfeit $29,268.30 in salary, with that money going to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Did you think the hit was worthy of a suspension?
Yes (139 votes)
No (84 votes)
Questionable (82 votes)
305 total votes