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NHL suspends Canucks defenseman O'Brien for 1 game

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TORONTO (AP) -The NHL has suspended Vancouver Canucks defenseman Shane O'Brien for one game.

His stick made contact with the New York Rangers' Sean Avery while both players were on their respective benches in a game on Tuesday. The league announced the discipline on Thursday.

No penalty was assessed at the time of the incident, which occurred at 4:21 of the third period.

O'Brien is eligible to return for Friday night's game in Dallas. He will forfeit $8,290.16 in salary.

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