IIHF Suspends JC Lipon For One Game

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The IIHF has suspended Canada’s JC Lipon one game for his hit on Slovakia’s Tomas Mikus on Friday in Canada’s 6-3 win.

Lipon, who plays for the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers, was ejected for checking to the head after his forearm caught Slovakia’s Tomas Mikus on a play behind the Slovak net. Canada already was without third-line centre and returnee Boone Jenner. He served the second of a three-game suspension for a late hit in an exhibition game against Sweden last Saturday. Both Lipon and Jenner can return to action against Russia on Monday.

Undrafted, it was expected that Lipon would attend the Colorado Avalanche training camp until the lockout derailed those plans.

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