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Penguins' Matt Cooke suspended

Updated: March 24, 2011, 7:17 PM ET
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DETROIT -- Matt Cooke says he's taking his punishment and taking a look in the mirror.

The Pittsburgh Penguins left wing, whom the NHL suspended for the remainder of the regular season and the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for elbowing defenseman Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers in the head Sunday, told reporters he's accepting the punishment and recognizes he must change the way he plays the game.

"I realize and understand, more so now than ever, that I need to change," ...

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