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Jarkko Ruutu banned 1 game

Updated: April 21, 2011, 7:48 PM ET
By Dan Arritt | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The NHL has suspended Anaheim Ducks forward Jarkko Ruutu for one game following his hit Wednesday night on Nashville Predators forward Martin Erat in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series in Nashville.

Erat, the team's second-leading scorer during the regular season with 17 goals and 33 assists, suffered an upper-body injury and did not return to the game or accompany the team to Anaheim for Game 5 on Friday night at Honda Center.

Ruutu, a healthy ...

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