Canucks' Erik Gudbranson suspended 1 game for hit from behind

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson has been suspended one game for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Frank Vatrano on Thursday.

Bruins scored 3 goals during defenceman's major penalty

Vancouver's Erik Gudbranson has been suspended one game for this hit on Boston's Frank Vatrano on Thursday. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson has been suspended one game without pay for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Frank Vatrano on Thursday.

Gudbranson hit Vatrano from behind at 6:13 of the first period of the Bruins' 6-3 win.

Gudbranson also received a game misconduct and a fighting major after being challenged by Boston's Tim Schaller following the hit.

The Bruins capitalized on the man advantage, scoring three power-play goals for a 4-1 lead after the first period.

Gudbranson will forfeit US$18,817.20 in salary and will miss Vancouver's game Friday at Buffalo.

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