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Big Ten suspends Ohio State's Josh Healey two games

Healey will miss the Buckeyes' series against Michigan State January 29-30.

Healey (47) is the one getting hit.
Healey (47) is the one getting hit.
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The Big Ten suspended Ohio State junior Josh Healey for the second time this season. The Buckeyes defenseman was given a two-game suspension Monday for contact to the head of Penn State's Alec Marsh

Healey, who will miss Ohio State's two game series this weekend (January 29-30) against Michigan State, was given a major penalty and game misconduct Saturday for the hit 1:37 into the third period of a 5-1 Buckeyes win. Marsh, the overtime hero a night earlier, stayed in the game.

Healey leads all Buckeyes defensemen with 12 points (4G-8A) this season and has points in 10 of the team's last 12 games.

Earlier this season Healey was suspended one game for a contact to the head penalty on a Canisius player November 14th. This is the second straight week an Ohio State player has been suspended. Dakota Joshua and Brandon Kearney were each handed down one-game suspensions for their roles in an end of the game brawl against Michigan January 17th.

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Nathan Wells is a college hockey columnist for SB Nation mostly covering both the University of Minnesota and Big Ten. You can also follow him on Twitter --