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Barbashev suspended from Game 6 after check on Bruins' Johansson

The Blues center was suspended for an illegal check to Boston Bruins forward Marcus Johansson in Game 5.
Credit: AP
St. Louis Blues center Ivan Barbashev, of Russia, skates to the bench after scoring against the Boston Bruins during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS — The Blues will play Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final without center Ivan Barbashev.

The NHL Department of Player safety suspended Barbashev for one game after an illegal check to the head on Bruins forward Marcus Johansson in the first period of Game 5.

Johansson remained in the game.

No penalty was called during the game, but Barbashev was called for a hearing on Friday.

The Blues play Game 6 at home on Sunday.

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