Matt Cooke has been suspended for the rest of the season and the first round of the playoffs for his elbow to the head of Rangers' defenseman Ryan McDonagh yesterday. Nick Kypreos reported the suspension on Twitter.
It was expected that the league would come down hard on Cooke and they did. It's hard to argue with this one, but it really hurts the Pens.
The Penguins are expected to release a statement on Cooke and the suspension shortly. EDIT: The statement has been released.