Big Ten hands Michigan State’s Darnell one-game suspension

The Big Ten on Saturday suspended Michigan State’s Brent Darnell for one game after the senior was called for hitting from behind in Friday’s win over Massachusetts.

Darnell, a forward who had two goals and eight points in 31 games last season, must sit out Saturday’s rematch with the Minutemen.

He was issued a major for hitting from behind and a game misconduct in the first period of Friday’s game.