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NHL: Denmark's Hansen slapped with one-game ban

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Denmark's Jannik Hansen was slapped with a one-game ban Wednesday after he delivered an illegal check to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa.

Vancouver Canucks forward Hansen was suspended by the National Hockey League's disciplinary committee for a forearm smash to the back of Hossa's head in the third period of Chicago's 4-3 win.

Hansen, who was also fined $7,300, was given a two-minute penalty on the play.

Hossa scored two goals earlier in the game before the check left him face down on the ice for about a minute. The Slovakia native, who has a history of concussions, was named first star of the game despite having to leave the ice for treatment after the hit. He did not return.

Hansen will miss Thursday's Canucks game in Dallas and will be eligible to return when Vancouver plays in Nashville on Friday.

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