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67's forward Monahan suspended 10 games for check to the head

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The Canadian Press
11/23/2012 5:23:57 PM
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TORONTO -- Ottawa 67's forward and touted prospect Sean Monahan was suspended 10 games by the Ontario Hockey League on Friday.

Monahan was penalized for a checking to the head infraction that happened last Sunday afternoon when the 67's lost 3-2 to the visiting Plymouth Whalers.

The incident happened with 1:44 left in the game as the Ottawa co-captain elbowed Plymouth captain Colin MacDonald in the face while behind the Whalers net.

There was no penalty called on the play.

The six-foot-two, 186-pound Monahan has 12 goals and 24 assists this year for Ottawa. He finished the 2011-12 season with 33 goals and 45 assists in 62 games.

His was listed as the top OHL prospect by NHL Central Scouting heading into the 2013 NHL draft.

Sean Monahan (Photo: Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
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