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Blackhawks' Brett Connolly Suspended 4 Games Without Pay For Hit On Dallas' Tanner Kero

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) -- Blackhawks forward Brett Connolly has been suspended four games without pay for his hit on Dallas Stars forward Tanner Kero.

It will cost Connolly $70,000 in salary.

Connolly was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct in the first period of the Blackhawks' 4-3 overtime loss at Dallas on Saturday night.

Connelly rode Kero into the boards. Kero was taken from the ice on a stretcher with his head immobilized. Kero taken to a hospital for precautionary measures and evaluation, and coach Rick Bowness said after the game that the player had a concussion.

According to the Stars, Kero was resting at home Sunday after being discharged from the hospital Saturday night.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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