Domi Suspended For Playoffs

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2001 Playoffs

Tie Domi has been suspended for the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs after his vicious elbow to the head of New Jersey defenseman Scott Niedermayer in the closing seconds of the playoff game Thursday night.

"Mr. Domi's actions have no place in our game and are being punished accordingly, " said NHL executive vice president Colin Campbell. "He has forfeited the privilege of further participation in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs."

Niedermayer was carried off the ice on a stretcher but had the strength to walk into the dressing room at the end of the game. Domi was given a match penalty for deliberate attempt to injure.

"It's an insult to hockey, especially at this time when the game needs to reach a wider spectrum of fans," Devils center Bobby Holik said Friday.

If the Maple Leafs are eliminated from the playoffs by the Devils, Domi's suspension will carry over to the first eight games of next season.

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