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Dalton Prout suspended one game by NHL

by Rob Mixer / Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets will be without defenseman Dalton Prout after he was suspended Tuesday by the National Hockey League.

In a video released by the NHL's Department of Player Safety, Prout received a one-game suspension for a punch to an unsuspecting opponent (Tampa's Nikita Kucherov) on Sunday afternoon at Nationwide Arena.

Prout will miss Thursday's game against the Red Wings in Columbus and is eligible to return Mar. 19 at home against New Jersey.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Prout will forfeit $5,779.57. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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