Kunitz suspended for Game 4 of Penguins-Lightning series

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TAMPA -- Penguins left winger Chris Kunitz has received a one-game suspension for hitting Tampa Bay left winger Simon Gagne in the head with an elbow Monday night.

Kunitz will sit out the Game 4 of the Penguins-Lightning series Wednesday night at the St. Pete Times Forum.

He will be eligible to return for Game 5 Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

Lightning winger Steve Downie also will serve a one-game suspension for leaving his feet and launching himself into Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy during the first period of the Penguins' 3-2 victory in Game 3 Monday.


Dave Molinari: dmolinari@post-gazette.com .


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