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Avalanche's Landeskog suspended three games

Forward disciplined for cross-checking Ducks' Despres

by NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety / NHL.com

Gabriel Landeskog suspended 3 gms

Landeskog suspended 3 games for cross-checking

3/10/16: Colorado Avalanche Gabriel Landeskog has been suspended for three games for cross-checking Anaheim Ducks defenseman Simon Despres.

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NEW YORK - Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog has been suspended for three games, without pay, for cross-checking Anaheim Ducks defenseman Simon Despres during NHL Game No. 1004 in Colorado on Wednesday, March 9, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 11:29 of the third period.

Landeskog is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $203,832.75. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: https://www.nhl.com/video/t-277440360/c-42408203

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