Colin Campbell Stands By His Decision Not to Suspend Matt Cooke

Colin Campbell Stands By His Decision Not to Suspend Matt Cooke Matt Cooke‘s hit on Marc Savard 11 days ago sent shockwaves throughout the NHL. Colin Campbell has had to deal with the aftermath of his decision not to suspend Cooke.

Campbell told Mike Milbury on NESN’s Bruins Face-Off Live that injuries are part of the game of hockey.

“There’s hitting in our game and there will be injuries,” Campbell said. “If there’s intent, we’ve got to attach an act to it.”

Campbell had four days to decide whether or not to suspend Cooke, and he discussed his decision with Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli ahead of time.

“Peter Chiarelli was very unhappy,” Campbell said. “I don’t blame him.”

But the NHL’s disciplinarian stands by his decision.

“I don’t need a mulligan,” Campbell said. “I had four days.”

Check out the complete interview below.

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