Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero has come out in strong support of the NHL’s decision to suspend Matt Cooke for the rest of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs, Shero announced in a released statement from the team.
“The suspension is warranted because that’s exactly the kind of hit we’re trying to get out of the game, ” Shero said. “Head shots have no place in hockey. We’ve told Matt in no uncertain terms that this kind of action on the ice is unacceptable and cannot happen. Head shots must be dealt with severely, and the Pittsburgh Penguins support the NHL in sending this very strong message.”