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Golden Knights’ Pietrangelo suspended 1 game for slashing Oilers’ Draisaitl

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Vegas Golden Knights defenceman Alex Pietrangelo has been suspended one game by the NHL for slashing Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl.

Defenceman was assessed 5-minute major, game misconduct in Game 4 loss

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Vegas Golden Knights defenceman Alex Pietrangelo, seen in March, was suspended one game for slashing Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Vegas Golden Knights defenceman Alex Pietrangelo has been suspended one game by the NHL.

Pietrangelo is being punished for slashing Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl during Game 4 of their playoff series on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at 18:29 of the third period and Pietrangelo was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct on the play.

Pietrangelo was suspended hours after Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse was banned for a game for instigating a fight in the final five minutes of regulation time in Edmonton’s 4-1 win over Vegas on Wednesday.

WATCH | Golden Knights defenceman Pietrangelo suspended for slash:

Golden Knights’ Pietrangelo gets 1 game suspension for slash in Game 4

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Alex Pietrangelo received a one game suspension Thursday for a slash to Oilers star forward Leon Draisaitl in game four.

Nurse was assessed a minor penalty for instigating, a major penalty for fighting and a 10-minute misconduct for instigating following a fight with Knights defenceman Nicolas Hague at 19:10 of the third period.

Both Nurse and Pietrangelo will miss Game 5 in Las Vegas, with the best-of-seven series tied 2-2.

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