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Panthers' Kulikov suspended two games for head hit on Bolts' Sheary

Dmitry Kulikov Florida Panthers Dmitry Kulikov - The Canadian Press

Florida Panthers defenceman Dmitry Kulikov has been suspended two games for illegal check to the head on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Conor Sheary

Early in the second period of Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Lightning, Kulikov skated in and caught Sheary in the head in front of the Lightning crease. He was given a five-minute major and a match penalty. 

Kulikov, 33, has 16 assists in 64 games this season with the Panthers, his eighth with the team.

Drafted 14th overall by Florida at the 2009 NHL Draft, Kulikov has also had NHL stints with the Buffalo SabresWinnipeg JetsNew Jersey DevilsEdmonton OilersMinnesota WildAnaheim Ducks and Pittsburgh Penguins before returning to the Panthers this season.