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San Jose Sharks forward Brad Staubitz receives one game suspension from NHL

Thursday, 10.08.2009 / 5:08 PM / News

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - The NHL has handed out a one-game suspension to San Jose Sharks forward Brad Staubitz.

During a game on Tuesday, Staubitz hit Davis Drewiske of the Los Angeles Kings after the defenceman had touched the puck for an icing.

Staubitz was assessed a minor penalty for charging on the play.

He'll forfeit US$2,590.67 in salary for the suspension and will be eligible to return Oct. 10 against Minnesota.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round