AHL suspends Cote 5 games for hit on Blacker

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY)  — The American Hockey League has suspended Syracuse Crunch defenseman J.P. Cote for five-games for an illegal check to the head of Jesse Blacker of the Admirals Friday night at Scope.

Following the hit, Blacker lay dazed on the ice for several minutes and was then helped off of the ice by teammates.

Norfolk won the game 2-0.

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