Canada's Reinhart suspended four games by IIHF
Canadian defenceman Griffin Reinhart was issued a four-game suspension by the IIHF Disciplinary Panel on Friday, making him the third Canadian to be suspended at this year's event.
The incident which led to the suspension occurred at the 14:21 mark of the second period in Canada's quarter final match against the USA. Reinhart and American Vince Trocheck became tangled in the corner of the ice, causing Reinhart to fall to his knees. Reinhart was then deemed to deliver a two-handed slash to the head of Trocheck, for which he was assessed only a two-minute minor penalty by the on-ice official.
The suspension will force Reinhart to miss Canada's bronze medal game against Russia on Saturday. He will serve the remaining three games of the suspension at his next IIHF event. Reinhart is eligible to play in the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship in Malmo, Sweden.