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Maple Leafs forward Clarkson suspended 10 games for leaving bench during brawl against Sabres

Monday, 09.23.2013 / 10:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson has been suspended 10 regular-season games without pay for leaving the bench to take part in a fight.

The NHL announced the discipline Monday.

Clarkson's automatic suspension results from the game misconduct penalty he received for joining the brawl Sunday night during the third period of Toronto's 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

The right winger signed a $36.75 million, seven-year contract with Toronto in the off-season and will forfeit $269,230.80 of his salary. He is eligible to make his Leafs debut Oct. 25 at Columbus.

The NHL also suspended Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian for five regular-season games and the rest of preseason for a hit that broke the jaw of Edmonton forward Sam Gagner on Saturday.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory