Wild's Ryan Hartman Receives Multi-Game Suspension

The Minnesota Wild will be without one of their key forwards for a bit, as Ryan Hartman has been handed a three-game suspension by NHL Player Safety for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Hartman, 29, received this suspension for his actions after the Wild's latest contest against the Vegas Golden Knights. Following the club's loss, the gritty forward threw his stick at the officials in frustration. Hartman also received discipline for verbally berating the officials, as announced by NHL Player Safety. 

This is certainly tough news for a Wild team that needs every point they can get during this final stretch, as they are trying to get into the playoffs. However, they will now be without one of their top forwards, and it is entirely understandable that Hartman has earned this suspension because of his actions. 

Hartman has appeared in 68 games this season with the Wild, where he has 19 goals to go along with 42 points and a plus-5 rating.

We will now need to wait and see how the Wild perform without Hartman in the lineup from here.

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