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OHL suspends Ottawa 67's Kevin Bahl for checking player in the head

OTTAWA — The Ontario Hockey League is suspending Kevin Bahl of the Ottawa 67's after he checked a player in the head.

The league decided to suspend Bahl for 10 games after reviewing the incident.

The hit was against the Peterborough Petes' Cole Fraser during their Feb. 4 game in Ottawa. The 67's won 5-3.

67's general manager James Boyd said that the suspension will be hard, but said the team accepted the leagues decision.

Bahl can return to Ottawa's lineup on March 2.

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