German forward Lukas Laub will not be on the ice when Germany takes on Norway for the deciding relegation round game on Sunday as the IIHF has announced that he will receive a one game suspension.

The suspension follows as a result of a hit on Norwegian defenceman Erlend Lesund during the second of three relegation round contests between the two teams. After rushing in on Lesund in an attempt to steal the puck in the Norwegian zone, Laub was unable to stop and hit the defender in red from behind. Lesund fell to the ice appearing to be injured on the play, but he would return to the game shortly later.

Laub was given five-minute boarding major and a game misconduct as a result.

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