IIHF suspends Canadian Boone Jenner 3 games for late hit
Canada world junior hockey team player Boone Jenner is shown in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Hockey Canada)
Published Monday, December 24, 2012 3:33PM EST
Last Updated Monday, December 24, 2012 3:35PM EST
UFA, Russia -- The International Ice Hockey Federation has suspended Boone Jenner of Canada's world junior hockey team three games for his hit in exhibition play against Sweden over the weekend.
The Canadian centre delivered a late hit to Jesper Pettersson in the second period of Saturday's 2-1 shootout win.
The Swedish defenceman suffered a broken wrist and a dislocated shoulder on the play and had to be carried off on a stretcher.
Jenner was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for charging.
He will be forced to sit out the first three games of Canada's round-robin schedule, but is eligible to return for the final game before the medal round against Russia on Dec. 31.
Canada has yet to submit its final roster for the tournament and has the option of bringing in another player to take Jenner's spot.