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Blues' Oskar Sundqvist Suspended for Game 3 for Boarding Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk

Sundqvist's hit on Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk sent the defenseman to the hospital with a concussion.

Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been suspended for one game for boarding Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, the league announced Thursday. 

The 25-year-old Swede made the hit on Grzelcyk during Game 2 and sent the Bruins’ defenseman to the hospital with a concussion. Sundqvist was issued a two-minute minor penalty for boarding after Grzelcyk went down, but the NHL department of player safety announced Thursday morning that Sundqvist would be subject to a hearing for the hit.

The suspension ruling came Thursday evening. Sundqvist will not play Saturday night in St. Louis for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Sundqvist has scored four goals and made five assists through 21 playoffs games. 

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The series is tied at 1–1 going into Saturday night's game after the Blues took a 3-2 win on Wednesday in overtime. Game 3 will begin at 8 p.m. ET.