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NHL suspends Ducks winger Artyukhin 3 games @NHLdotcom

TORONTO (AP) -Anaheim Ducks right wing Evgeny Artyukhin has been suspended three games by the NHL for a slew-footing incident in Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Stars.

Artyukhin will lose $34,756.11 in salary for the suspension announced Thursday. Stars defenseman Matt Niskanen was injured on the play at 4:23 of the second period, though no penalty was called on the play.

Artyukhin, who was also suspended two games last January, has two goals and 23 penalty minutes in eight games this season.

He will miss games against Columbus on Saturday, Toronto on Monday and Vancouver on Oct. 30, and will be eligible to return Oct. 31 at Phoenix.

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