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College men's hockey: Ohio State's top defenseman suspended for UMD game

Ohio State will be without it's top-scoring defenseman this weekend when it takes on Minnesota Duluth at 5:30 p.m. Friday in an NCAA West Regional semifinal in Fargo, N.D.

Senior Josh Healey was given a two-game suspension by the Big Ten on Monday for elbowing Wisconsin sophomore forward Luke Kunin in the head near the Badgers' bench during the third period of a Big Ten tournament semifinal Friday in Detroit. Healey, who just missed hitting Badgers defenseman J.D. Greenway in the head seconds earlier, received a contact-to-the-head major and a game misconduct for the hit on Kunin.

Friday's game misconduct was the third of the year for Healey, meaning by rule he already was scheduled to be suspended for Friday's semifinal against the Bulldogs, but the Big Ten added another game, meaning he'll miss the entire regional should the Buckeyes advance.

Healey, with four goals and 21 assists in 35 games, has received supplemental discipline from the conference 10 five times since November 2015.

Healey's younger sister, Jessica, is a junior defenseman on the Bulldogs' women's hockey team.

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