(October 2, 2006) - Toronto Maple Leaf defenseman Pavel Kubina has been suspended for the first game of the regular season as the result of a cross-checking incident on Detroit Red Wings player Jiri Hudler during pre-season game No. 105, October 1.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Kubina will forfeit $26,737.97. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Kubina was assessed a major penalty for cross-checking and a game misconduct at 18:03 of the first period.
He will miss Toronto's opening night game against Ottawa on October 4.