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Big Ten Suspends Penn State's Andrew Sturtz One Game For Flying Elbow

The Big Ten announced a one-game suspension, but did not issue a public reprimand to Penn State's Andrew Sturtz for an elbow delivered to the head of Michigan's Tyler Motte late in the third period of Saturday's game played at Madison Square Garden.

Sturtz received a five minute major penalty for interference on the play--effectively a game misconduct with Penn State trailing by two and short-handed the rest of the game--as well as a matching minor for roughing with Michigan's Zach Werenski in a dust-up following the hit.

Judging from the video, Sturtz may have gotten off light only missing Penn State's next game

Here's the full video:

And here are two close-ups of the hit

Penn State plays at Minnesota next Friday, with Sturtz eligible to return the following day for the second game of that series. Sturtz is currently the Nittany Lions fourth-leading scorer and top goal scorer with 13-5-18 on the season.