Lightning's Erik Cernak, recently back from suspension, delivers another questionable hit


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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak served a two-game suspension late last month for an elbowing infraction.

In the second game after his return, he could be in trouble with the league again.

Cernak received a two-minute penalty Tuesday night for an illegal check to the head for his hit on Nashville Predators left wing Daniel Carr.

Carr was trying to fend off Lightning forward Brayden Point during the third period while pursuing the puck near the boards when Cernak elevated into him with a hit that snapped his head back against the glass. Carr played two more shifts in the game.

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Cernak’s previous suspension was for elbowing Rasmus Dahlin, which left the Buffalo Sabres defenseman with a concussion.

He lost $7,500 in pay while serving…

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