Duncan Keith today called his five-game suspension for elbowing Daniel Sedin "fair." If the Vancouver Canucks felt otherwise, they weren't saying.

"I have got nothing to say about that," Daniel's brother, Henrik, said following Vancouver's game-day skate in Denver, where the Canucks meet the Colorado Avalanche tonight. "It's up to the league to decide.

"It's a matter of guys showing more respect for each other and realizing that hits like that are not part of the game and if you run your elbow through someone's head it's going to hurt and it's going ot take a while to get back. . .That's my opinion."

Henrik said he didn't think the length of suspension really mattered because in the heat of battle players will occasionally cross the line.

"When emotions run high on the ice you are going to have guys who cross the line and it's going to happen," he said. "I don't think it matters if he gets 10 or five. It's still going to happen."

Daniel Sedin suffered a concussion when Keith's elbow at centre ice caught him square in the face in the first period of Wednesday night's 2-1 overtime loss in Chicago. Keith received the five-game suspension late Friday afternoon from NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.

"I think Brendan does a good job at what he does," Keith said following today's Blackhawks' practice. "I respect it. I'll serve five games and I'll be back and I'm looking forward to getting back."