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Notre Dame's Russo Suspended Two Games

Matt Dewkett

University of Notre Dame senior defenseman and New York Islanders prospect Robbie Russo has been suspended two games for a slashing incident that occurred with 16 seconds to play in the Fighting Irish's series finale against Northeastern University last Saturday.

Video of the play in question can be seen here.

Russo, the team's leading scorer, was assessed a two-minute slashing minor, but upon review, Hockey East decided to use its supplemental discipline policy to ban the former fourth round pick for two games. Russo, a Westmont, Ill. native, was suspended for the second semester of last season due to being academically ineligible at Notre Dame.

Russo will miss this weekend's two-game home series against the University of New Hampshire. He will be eligible to return for the Irish's trip to Orono on Feb 6 and 7 to face the University of Maine.

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Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxSports.