Under scrutiny, Matt Cooke returns
May, 9, 2014
By Craig Custance | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Jim MoneMatt Cooke returns from a seven-game suspension tonight in Minnesota.Kris Letang said he has never faced Matt Cooke in an NHL game, which puts him among the fortunate few for NHL defensemen.
“Yeah,” he said, smiling. “Lucky me.”
But he doesn’t need experience to know that Cooke is a pain in the rear to play against. Cooke will return to the Minnesota Wild lineup for tonight’s Game 4 against the Chicago Blackhawks and gives Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and the rest of the Hawks' defensemen one more thing to think about when they’re going back to retrieve pucks.