Posted October 23, 2013

Stars’ Ryan Garbutt suspended five games for charging

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Ducks forward Dustin Penner is seen by a trainer after being injured. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Anaheim Ducks left winger Dustin Penner is seen by a trainer after being injured on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The NHL suspended Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt for five games without pay for charging Anaheim Ducks forward Dustin Penner during Sunday’s game, the league announced Wednesday.

Garbutt will forfeit $14,743.60 in salary and miss home games against Calgary, Winnipeg, road games at Buffalo and Montreal and a home game against Colorado on Nov. 1.

Garbutt attended an in-person hearing with the league and they could have suspended him for more games if they wanted to.

The incident occurred at 6:28 of the first period of the Stars’ 6-3 loss to the Ducks. No penalty was assessed on the play.

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