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Soucy suspended 1 game for cross-checking McDavid

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The NHL Department of Player Safety suspended Vancouver Canucks defenseman Carson Soucy one game Monday for cross-checking Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid.

The incident occurred at the end of Sunday's Game 3.

Defenseman Nikita Zadorov was fined $5,000 for his cross-check earlier Monday.

Soucy will be unavailable for Tuesday's Game 4 with the Canucks holding a 2-1 series lead. He called the play unfortunate due to the timing of Zadorov's cross-check and said he didn't intend to hit McDavid high, according to Sportsnet's Brendan Batchelor.

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