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Report: Cooke won’t appeal seven-game suspension

Apr 25, 2014, 9:29 PM EDT

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Matt Cooke has decided not to appeal his seven-game suspension for his knee-on-knee hit to Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie, according to Sportsnets’ Nick Kypreos.

That comes after Cooke said that he was sorry that Barrie, 22, will miss four-to-six weeks due to a MCL injury.

“It was not my intent to collide with him knee-on-knee,” Cooke insisted. “It was my intent to finish my check.”

At the same time, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety argued that Cooke further extended his knee “to ensure contact” when Barrie made an attempt to avoid the collision.

The NHL also noted that his suspension history was factored into his punishment even though Cooke is technically not a repeat offender by the standards of the new CBA.

Had Cooke decided to appeal his suspension, he still wouldn’t have been allowed to play during the process.

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  1. flyersfan85 - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Why is this still a “thing”.. who cares are you out of stories..move on ffs..

    • ethanmacleod1685 - Apr 26, 2014 at 1:57 AM

      They have a job to do, which write articles. It doesn’t help if it’s a slow news day also

  2. avscup - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    No sit! How could possibly think he would have a chance at winning! Fuk him! A-hole!

    • slickvb82 - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:40 PM

      #freemattcooke

      • strictlythedanks - Apr 26, 2014 at 12:59 AM

        hash oil free matt cooke, avs cup is a major jabroni

    • getadealdonealready - Apr 25, 2014 at 11:07 PM

      I’m sure all Avs fans have deleted the game from last night already, but if you haven’t check out 3rd period with 7:15 left in game. Bordeleau shows you what a knee to knee with intent looks like. Cheap shot on Spurgeon and surprise no penalty or suspension.

      Trying to be objective, but feel that Avs seem to be getting more calls then we are in the series. Feel that most times this stuff will even itself out, but not seeming that way right now.

    • avscup - Apr 26, 2014 at 8:54 AM

      Strictl thedanks is a new gen, xbox hero, twittertwat! Move out of Moms basement fuktard!

  3. imgoingtowichita - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    No s%*t. Cause he knows he skirted by.

  4. broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Like the Dirty Turd had any chance on appeal.

  5. imgoingtowichita - Apr 25, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Wild/pens fans thumbing down but not questioning his choice. Surprising.

    • apkyletexas - Apr 26, 2014 at 12:06 AM

      This Pens fan has been saying for years that Cooke needs to be suspended for as long as his latest maiming victim is sidelined. Seven games when his victim will be recovering for over a month is insane. Not like this is his first time – not even close. And every time it’s the same garbage out of his mouth: “it wasn’t at all intentional”, “I’ve gained so much respect for this game”, “I’m not a bad guy like I used to be”…

  6. 950003cups - Apr 26, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    He’s such a douche. They should make a new rule. If you have 3 suspensions and are a known cheap shot artist, players are allowed to high-stick you in the eyes and throat.

    • slickvb82 - Apr 26, 2014 at 1:13 AM

      You just made yourself sound like a bigger douche, congrats.

      • avscup - Apr 26, 2014 at 8:57 AM

        You are a delusional MN fan. Grow up. Cooke is a very good player. Too bad about his habit of intentionally hurting his teams.

        Ever play on a team jackass!

      • slickvb82 - Apr 26, 2014 at 10:29 AM

        Avscup – who’s this responding to? Me again? I hope not

  7. rgledz - Apr 26, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    Hejda had a pretty nice slew foot on Granlund too. No call. I wouldn’t expect somebody like Avscup to be objective and actually comment about that. Avscup was mysteriously absent after his teams pathetic effort last night. Just what I would expect from a guy like that.

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