Colorado’s Cale Makar suspended for Game 5 vs. Seattle

Colorado Avalanche defenceman Cale Makar was suspended one game by the NHL on Tuesday for his hit on Seattle’s Jared McCann in the first period of a Game 4 loss to the Kraken.

Makar, last year’s Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP, will miss Game 5 on Wednesday night with the series tied 2-2. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced the suspension after a hearing with Makar.

Seattle coach Dave Hakstol said after the Kraken’s 3-2 overtime win Monday night that McCann would miss Game 5 and likely be out longer. He did not specify McCann’s injury.

The hit happened midway through the first period as McCann had a short-handed breakaway attempt. McCann's shot was saved by Colorado goalie Alexandar Georgiyev with the puck going over the glass into the netting before he was hit by Makar. 

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