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Red Wings' Smith suspended for remainder of preseason and five regular-season games

Friday, 09.30.2011 / 11:00 AM / News

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Red Wings' Smith suspended for remainder of preseason and five regular-season games
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith has been suspended for the remainder of the preseason and five regular-season games for an illegal hit.
NEW YORK -- Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith has been suspended for the remainder of the preseason and five regular-season games, without pay, for an illegal hit to the head of of Chicago forward Ben Smith during a preseason game on September 28, NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Brendan Smith will forfeit $23,648.65. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
 
At 5:26 of the third period, Brendan Smith hit Ben Smith in the head, injuring the Chicago player in the process. Brendan Smith was assessed a match penalty.

Brendan Smith will miss preseason games tonight vs. Toronto, tomorrow night at Toronto and Sunday vs. Pittsburgh. He also will miss five NHL regular-season games.
 
A full explanation of Shanahan's decision, complete with video, will be available on NHL.com later today.


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