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Oilers' Sutton suspended for hit on Colorado's Landeskog

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton (bottom) celebrates scoring a second period goal over the Colorado Avalanche with teammate Shawn Horcoff (10) in their NHL hockey game in Denver October 28, 2011.


Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andy Sutton was suspended Saturday for a hit to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog.

The length of Sutton's suspension is pending a hearing on Monday with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan at the league's office in New York.

Sutton delivered an elbow to Landeskog's head at the 3:20 mark of the third period in Edmonton's 3-1 victory Friday. The Oilers' defenceman was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing on the play.

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The Kingston, Ont., native will miss the Oilers' game Sunday against the St. Louis Blues.

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