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Maple Leafs' Kessel suspended rest of preseason

Tuesday, 09.24.2013 / 5:30 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Maple Leafs' Kessel suspended rest of preseason
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel has been suspended for the team's final three preseason games for slashing.

NEW YORK -- Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel has been suspended for the team’s final three preseason games for slashing Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott during NHL preseason game No. 61 in Toronto on Sunday, Sept. 22, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 10:01 of the third period. A match penalty for slashing (attempting to injure) was assessed on the play.

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=447412.