Pavel Buchnevich nearing a return for the Rangers
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Pavel Buchnevich banned one game for taking matters into his own hands.

On Thursday afternoon, the NHL’s Dept. of Player Safety suspended a player from the Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers series this week.

No, not Tom Wilson.

Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich was banned one game for high-sticking Anthony Mantha in the face on Wednesday night.

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