Stand-in Launceston skipper Jake Hinds will miss two weeks after accepting a ban handed down by the match review panel.
Best on ground for the second game running in Saturday's 69-point win over Kingborough, the 21-year-old was reported in the dying stages of the last quarter following a hit on Tiger Will Campbell.
Tackled from a ball-up, Hinds swung an elbow back which connected with the head of Campbell, who sat on the ground for several moments before coming off the ground.
The match review panel graded the incident as intentional conduct, with medium impact and high contact.
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The base sanction of three matches was reduced to two after Hinds put in an early guilty plea.
Hinds' suspension leaves Launceston without its two first-choice skippers, with regular captain Jobi Harper to miss another six games before finishing a firefighting course.
Vice-captain Joe Groenewegen appears the most likely candidate to skipper the Blues' upcoming matches against North Hobart and Glenorchy.
Lauderdale's Tyler Martin also received a reduced penalty following an early guilty plea, accepting a reprimand after being reported for tunnelling Glenorchy's Darrean Wyatt.
The incident, which occurred during the second quarter of the Magpies' 26-point win, was graded by the match review panel as careless conduct with medium impact and body contact.