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Rangers' Buchnevich suspended 1 game for high-sticking Capitals' Mantha

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New York Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich has been suspended one game for high-sticking Washington Capitals forward Anthony Mantha in the face during Wednesday's contest, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced.

Buchnevich was assessed a game misconduct on the play.

Wednesday's contest between the Rangers and Capitals was littered with fights and penalties from the opening whistle, with 141 penalty minutes handed out during the game.

During a matchup earlier in the week, Tom Wilson injured Rangers star Artemi Panarin in a postwhistle scrum and also took shots at Buchnevich. The winger avoided suspension and was fined $5,000 for the antics.

Regardless of the suspension, general manager Chris Drury announced Buchnevich is set to miss the final two games of New York's season due to injury, according to USA Today's Vince Z. Mercogliano.

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