Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Jacques will forfeit $17,567.55. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
At 16:31 of the third period, Jacques left the players bench on a legal line change. He made no attempt to take part in the play, skating a direct path to Duco to initiate an altercation. Rule 70.2 states, in part: "A player who has entered play while play is in progress from his own players' bench … who starts an altercation may be subject to discipline in accordance with Rule 28 -- Supplementary Discipline." Jacques received a minor for instigating, a major for fighting and a 10-minute misconduct as well as an automatic one-game suspension for instigating an altercation in the final five minutes of a game.
Jacques missed the Sept. 25 preseason game at Los Angeles and will miss preseason games Wednesday vs. Vancouver; Sept. 30 vs. Los Angeles and Oct. 4 vs. Jokerit in Helsinki, Finland. He also will miss regular-season games Oct. 7 vs. Buffalo in Helsinki; Oct. 8 vs. the New York Rangers in Stockholm; Oct. 14 vs. San Jose; Oct. 16 vs. St. Louis and Oct. 17 at San Jose. He will be eligible to return Oct. 21 vs. Dallas.
We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.
— Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr, who he traded for from the Devils on Thursday