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Canucks defenceman Gudbranson suspended one game for hit on Vatrano

NEW YORK — Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson has been suspended for one game without pay for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Frank Vatrano.

Gudbranson hit Vatrano from behind at 6:13 of the first period of Vancouver's game at Boston on Thursday night.

The Canucks blueliner also received a game misconduct and a fighting major after being challenged by Boston's Tim Schaller following the hit.

The Bruins capitalized on the man advantage, scoring three power-play goals for a 4-1 lead after the first period. Boston won the game 6-3.

Gudbranson will forfeit US$18,817.20 in salary and will miss Vancouver's game Friday at Buffalo.

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