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Lightning's Cedric Paquette suspended one game for boarding

DIRK SHADD   |   Times Cedric Paquette will miss Saturday's game against the Sharks at Amalie Arena.
DIRK SHADD | Times Cedric Paquette will miss Saturday's game against the Sharks at Amalie Arena.
Published Nov. 30, 2017

Lightning center Cedric Paquette was suspended one game Thursday for boarding Bruins defenseman Torey Krug.

With Paquette out for Saturday's game against the Sharks at Amalie Arena, the Lightning could decide to call up a forward from AHL Syracuse (such as Cory Conacher) or go 11 forwards and seven defensemen.

The play occurred in the second period of Tampa Bay's 3-2 loss Wednesday. Paquette got called for boarding when he hit Krug from behind at the boards by the Bruins' net. The NHL's Department of Player Safety ruled that Paquette had enough time on his forecheck to avoid or minimize the force of the hit on Krug's shoulder, as opposed to driving Krug's head into the boards.

This is Paquette's first discipline of any kind in 191 career games.

Milestones for Sedins: The Canucks' Daniel Sedin hit 1,000 career points with a goal in the second period against the host Predators, making him and brother-teammate Henrik the only brothers in league history to each have 1,000 career points. The Sedins are the second-highest-scoring pair of brothers in NHL history, behind Wayne Gretzky (894-1,963—2,857) and Brent Gretzky (1-3—4).

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Around the league: The Devils acquired defenseman Sami Vatanen from the Ducks in exchange for center Adam Henrique and forward Joseph Blandisi. New Jersey gets a conditional 2019 or 2020 third-round pick along with Vatanen. The Devils also sent a 2018 third-round pick to Anaheim. … The Rangers said center Mika Zibanejad is out with a concussion and they acquired depth center Peter Holland from the Canadiens for forward Adam Cracknell.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.