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NHL suspends Kings' Zeiler for three games

Monday, 11.24.2008 / 3:39 PM / News
TORONTOLos Angeles Kings forward John Zeiler has been suspended for three games, without pay, as a result of a boarding incident that took place during NHL Game #295, Nov. 22 against the Colorado Avalanche, the National Hockey League announced.

Zeiler was assessed a major penalty for boarding and game misconduct for hitting Colorado defenseman Adam Foote at 6:51 of the second period. 

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Zeiler will forfeit $8,770.17. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Zeiler will miss tomorrow night's game at Calgary; Nov. 26 at Edmonton and Nov. 29 against Chicago.  He will be eligible to return Dec. 1 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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