Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog suspended 4 games for cross-check

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Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog was suspended four games Monday for cross-checking the Calgary FlamesMatthew Tkachuk, the NHL’s department of player safety announced.

Landeskog cross-checked Tkachuk in the head during the first period of the Avalanche’s 3-2 loss to the Flames on Saturday.

The 25-year-old forfeits $119,815.68 in salary.

Monday’s suspension is the third for Landeskog. He was suspended three games in 2016 for cross-checking Simon Despres in the head during a game against the Anaheim Ducks and two games in 2015 for hitting Brad Marchand in the head during a game against the Boston Bruins.

Landeskog has nine goals and eight assists in 22 games this season.

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