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Kings' O'Donnell suspended for remainder of pre-season and two regular season games

Wednesday, 09.23.2009 / 6:43 PM / News
TORONTO – Los Angeles Kings' defenseman Sean O'Donnell has been suspended for the remainder of the Kings' pre-season schedule and two regular season games as the result of a match penalty in a pre-season game against the New York Islanders, September 22, the National Hockey League announced today.

At 16:37 of the second period, O'Donnell was assessed a match penalty for delivering a cross check to Matt Martin of the Islanders.

O'Donnell will miss the Kings remaining three pre-season games (tonight and Sept. 26 against Colorado and Sept. 27 at Anaheim) as well as the first two games of the Kings' regular season schedule.  He will be eligible to return Oct. 8 vs. Minnesota.

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