STARS’ OTT SUSPENDED FOR ONE GAME
Suspension Served March 1 Against Pittsburgh
– Dallas Stars forward Steve Ott
has been suspended for one game, without pay, as a result of an altercation during NHL game #925 against the Anaheim Ducks, the National Hockey League announced today.
Ott, who was suspended for three games in March 2008, now is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Accordingly, he forfeits $16,569.77 in salary based on the number of games in the season (82), rather than the number of days (186). The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
At the 20:00 mark of the third period, Ott and Anaheim forward Travis Moen engaged in an altercation at which time Moen sustained an injury. Ott was assessed a major penalty for fighting and a match penalty for attempt to injure under Rule 21.1.
Ott, who served his suspension on March 1 against Pittsburgh, is eligible to return tomorrow night when the Stars play the Sharks in San Jose.