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Big Ten Hockey: Ohio State’s Josh Healey suspended two games

Healey received supplemental discipline for the second time in three weeks and four times in 15 months.

Ohio State’s band performing the script Ohio on the Schottenstein Center ice during intermission February 13, 2016.
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Ohio State senior defenseman Josh Healey has been suspended two games by the Big Ten for a hit Saturday on Minnesota’s Darian Romanko.

Healey will miss the entirety of the Buckeyes’ road series with Michigan State February 17-18.

Healey received a major penalty for contact to the head and a game misconduct with 5:50 remaining in the second period. Minnesota went on to score two goals on the ensuing five minute major to tie the game at 4. The Gophers eventually won 6-5 Saturday with all six goals scored on the power play.

This is the second time in three weeks Healey received supplemental discipline by the Big Ten. He was suspended one game for a hit on Wisconsin’s Grant Besse January 28th. Healey was also suspended on two separate occasions last season for a total of three games, including a hit on Penn State’s Alec Marsh that was similar to the one on Romanko.

Healey leads all Ohio State defensmen with 20 points (4G-16A) in 27 games this season.