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Mark Fistric suspended three games for charging

Wednesday, 12.07.2011 / 1:00 PM / News

NHL.com

NEW YORK -- Dallas Stars defenseman Mark Fistric has been suspended, without pay, for three games for charging New York Islanders forward Nino Niederreiter during NHL Game #381 in Dallas on Saturday, Dec. 3, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary,  Fistric will forfeit $16,216.23. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
 
The incident occurred at 6:08 of the first period. No penalty was assessed on the play.

Fistric will miss games Dec. 8 at San Jose, Dec. 10 at Los Angeles and Dec. 13 at the New York Rangers. He will be eligible to return Dec. 15 at the New York Islanders.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=140502.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild