Duncan Keith got five games. The Vancouver Canucks can only hope Daniel Sedin gets off that lucky.

The National Hockey League handed Keith a five-game suspension in a ruling released late Friday afternoon by league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.

It is punishment for the vicious elbow the Chicago defenceman delivered to the face of Sedin in the first period of Wednesday night's 2-1 overtime loss to the Blackhawks at the United Center.

Sedin suffered a concussion as a result of the hit and was sent back to Vancouver for tests on Thursday.

Canuck assistant general manager Laurence Gilman released a brief statement after the league's ruling, saying "we respect the league's decision."

"That being said, our primary concern is Daniel's health and well-being," Gilman continued. "We look forward to him having a full recovery, becoming fit and returning to our lineup as soon as possible."

Gilman said the team would have no further comment and said he had no update on Sedin's condition.

But Daniel's twin brother, Henrik, said Friday he talked to Daniel late Thursday night after he arrived back in Vancouver. Henrik said Daniel was slightly better, but still feeling the effects of what Henrik described as his brother's first concussion.