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Islanders' Sutton suspended for two games

Wednesday, 01.20.2010 / 3:36 PM / News

NHL.com

TORONTONew York Islanders defenseman Andy Sutton has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an incident in NHL game #738 against Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis, Tuesday night, the National Hockey League announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Sutton will forfeit $31,088.08.  The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Sutton was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding at 17:05 of the third period.  Dupuis was injured on the play.   

Sutton will miss Thursday's game against Florida and Jan. 23 against New Jersey.  He will be eligible to return Jan. 26 against Washington.

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