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Penguin LW Matt Cooke, shown above exchanging pleasantries with New York Ranger Ryan Callahan on Saturday night, will be suspended two games for a hit to the head of Rangers forward Artem Anisimov during the Penguins' 8-3 win.

Cooke is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, because he was also suspended for two games in January for a blow to the head of Carolina's Scott Walker. Because of his previous league-mandated time outs, Cooke forfeited $29,268 in salary based on the number of games (82) in a season, rather than the number of days (193).

Cooke will miss Monday night's rematch against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden as well as Thursday's contest against Colorado at Mellon Arena.

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