STARS' OTT SUSPENDED FOR THREE GAMES
TORONTO (March 12, 2008) – Dallas Stars' forward Steve Ott
has been suspended for three games, without pay, as a result of delivering a hit to the head of Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jordan Leopold during NHL game
#1043 on March 9, the National Hockey League announced today.
The incident occurred at 12:31 of the first period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Ott will forfeit $12,834.21. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Ott will miss Thursday’s game at Detroit, March 15 against Vancouver and March 19 against Anaheim. He will be eligible to return March 22 against Los Angeles.