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Mark Scheifele suspended four games

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The Jets forward will miss some time.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Montreal Canadiens at Winnipeg Jets James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

The National Hockey League department of player safety has suspended Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele four games for charging Montreal Canadiens forward Jake Evans.

Evans was diagnosed with a concussion, the Canadiens confirmed on Thursday when interim head coach Dominique Ducharme spoke to the media. He is out indefinitely, and understandably will miss some time.

This is Scheifele’s first suspension. He was also given a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct with 57 seconds remaining in Wednesday’s Game 1, which Montreal won 5-3 to take a 1-0 series lead.

The suspension means Scheifele will miss Games 2 and 5 in Winnipeg, and Games 3 and 4 in Montreal at the Bell Centre. He will be eligible to return in Game 6 next Friday if the series goes that far.

The Jets lost Dylan DeMelo to a lower-body injury early in the first period, and Paul Stastny missed Game 1 with an injury of his own.