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Edmonton Oilers’ Darnell Nurse gets 3-game suspension

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EDMONTON – Edmonton Oilers’ defenceman Darnell Nurse has been suspended three games for his role in a fight with San Jose Sharks’ Roman Polak.

During the Oilers game against San Jose Tuesday, Nurse went after Polak after the Sharks blue-liner delivered what was initially believed to be a heavy hit on forward Matt Hendricks.

Video of the play showed the Sharks defenceman’s stick hit the Oilers winger’s skate, causing him to crash into the boards.

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Hendricks admitted after the game Polak didn’t do anything wrong.

But the Oilers defenceman left Polak bloody during the one-sided fight.

Nurse didn’t receive an instigator penalty, but it didn’t stop the NHL from handing down the suspension.

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