Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, middle, battles for position as Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) defends with goalie Petr Mrazek (34)in the first period of Game 6 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Detroi
Paul Sancya
April 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall was suspended by the NHL on Tuesday for Game 7 of the Red Wings' playoff series against Tampa Bay for charging Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov.

Kronwall knocked off Kucherov's helmet with the high hit late in the second period Monday night in Detroit in the Lightning's 5-2 victory in Game 6. Kucherov was able to play on.

Game 7 is Wednesday night at Tampa Bay.

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