Flames forward will miss Game 5 vs. Wings
TORONTO -- Calgary Flames forward Ville Nieminen was suspended for one game by the NHL on Friday for charging Detroit Red Wings goaltender Curtis Joseph, and will miss Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal series.
The Flames and Red Wings are tied at 2-all in the best-of-seven series, which resumes Saturday in Detroit.
Nieminen charged Joseph with four seconds left in Game 4 on Thursday night in Calgary. Nieminen was assessed a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct.
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