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Alex Killorn suspended from Game 3 after major penalty call

The NHL's Department of Player Safety issued a one-game suspension for Killorn's boarding of Brock Nelson.
Credit: Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
May 20, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) works out prior to game four of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn will be sitting out the next matchup between the Bolts and the New York Islanders. 

The one-game suspension is a result of a boarding call against Killorn during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Kilorn went before the NHL's Department of Player Safety Thursday who made the suspension call, according to the NHL

The incident in question occurred with 5:51 minutes left in the first period when Killorn was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding Islander forward Brock Nelson.

Later that night, the Bolts went on to secure a narrow win over the Islanders with a goal by Nikita Kucherov within the last seven seconds of the game. The Bolts now lead the series 2-0 heading into Game 3. 

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