NEW YORK -- Calgary Flames forward Ryan Lomberg has been suspended for one game for leaving the bench on a legal line change for the purpose of starting a fight with Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba during NHL Game No. 435 in Calgary on Thursday, Dec. 6, the National Hockey League Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 19:17 of the third period. Lomberg was assessed a minor penalty for instigating, a major for fighting and a game misconduct under Rule 46.12 (Instigator in Final Five Minutes of Regulation Time [or Anytime in Overtime]) and will serve the automatic one-game suspension in addition to the one-game sanction outlined above.
Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Lomberg will forfeit $7,634.40. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.